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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116-118

Ambiguous external genitalia in a Nigerian neonate seen at a private health facility in South Eastern Nigeria


1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Rivers State, Nigeria
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

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K K Odinaka
Department of Paediatrics, Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Elele, Rivers State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2394-2010.193182

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The birth of a child with ambiguous genitalia poses a huge emotional burden to the parents and erodes the joyful experience of childbirth. Ambiguous genitalia is a disorder of sex development that affects 1 in 4500 live births. The diagnosis of ambiguous genitalia in a newborn infant is a social emergency because of the need to assign gender of rearing to the child early in life. We report a case of ambiguous genitalia in Nigerian neonate seen at a private health facility in Nigeria as well as highlight challenges in the management.


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