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Figure 1.227. The hands and feet of the same harlequin fetus as in Figures 1.224, 1.225 and 1.226 show severe deformities which have occurred as a result of the tight constricting integument and compromise of the ectodermal structures, resulting in gangrene of the fingers and hypoplastic toes. The hands and feet are ischemic, hard, and waxy, often with poorly developed digits and an associated rigid and claw-like appearance of the limbs. The nails may be hypoplastic or absent.

Figure 1.228. Another example of a harlequin fetus. Note the parchment-like skin, the ectropion, and eclabium. The mouth with the eclabium sometimes has a fish-like appearance. The unyielding skin has resulted in cracking and fissuring at the corners of the mouth and the left hand is severely affected. This infant was treated with the oral administration of etretinate and topical use of Eucerin™. Following use of this approach there has been prolonged survival in a few infants.

Figure 1.228. Another example of a harlequin fetus. Note the parchment-like skin, the ectropion, and eclabium. The mouth with the eclabium sometimes has a fish-like appearance. The unyielding skin has resulted in cracking and fissuring at the corners of the mouth and the left hand is severely affected. This infant was treated with the oral administration of etretinate and topical use of Eucerin™. Following use of this approach there has been prolonged survival in a few infants.

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