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Fatty crystals in sclerema neonatorum
  1. C. Prokš,
  2. V. Valvoda
  1. Ounz Hospital, Písek, Czechoslovakia
  2. Department of Solid State Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia


    The fatty crystals in three previously published cases of sclerema neonatorum were identified by means of x-ray diffraction as sodium stearate and palmitic acid. A composite view of the pathogenesis of both sclerema neonatorum and adiponecrosis cutis neonatorum is discussed.

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    • 1 Read at the Vth Congress of the International Academy of Pathology held in London in June 1964.