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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 383) Last page : ( 386)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2016.00068.5

Plastic Baby with Rubber Doll-Like Skin

Mrs. Devi Akoijam Mamata*

Associate Professor, SGT University

*Corresponding Author's Email: mamtaais@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.



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.


This article explains the incidence, causes, pathogenesis, signs and symptoms and various recent treatment modalities for plastic baby.


Unfortunately, most of people are unaware that this types baby can be born and till now only 2 cases are report in India.


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’.


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