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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2454-2660(Online), 2347-8640(Print)
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Plastic Baby with Rubber Doll-Like Skin
Akoijam Mamata Devi
Mrs. Akoijam Mamata Devi
Associate Professor, SGT University
Background: Plastic baby are those babies who looks like a rubber doll and sheds skin like that of reptile scales at birth. It is also known as the collodion baby which is a descriptive term for the infant, born encased in a tight shiny membrane that resembles plastic wrap1. Method: This article explains the incidence, causes, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms and various recent treatment modalities for plastic baby. Result: Unfortunately, most of people are unaware that this types baby can be born and till now only 2 cases are report in India. Conclusion: Recent advancement in the understanding of the causative genetic defects making DNA-based prenatal diagnosis is now possible, using chorionic villus or amniotic fluid sampling procedures early in pregnancy, with a lower risk to fetal health and with a reduced burden on the parents.
Plastic baby/ collodion baby, rubber doll, reptile scales, ichthyosis’.
Akoijam Mamata Devi. Plastic Baby with Rubber Doll-Like Skin. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2016; 4(3): 383-386.
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