Important cultural topics relevant for health care workers. Caida de la mollera. A case of subdural hematoma occurred secondary to manipulation by a folk practitioner for fallen fontanelle (caida de mollera). This variation of the battered c . To the Editor.—An incongruity arose in the article, ” ‘Fallen Fontanelle’ (Caida de Mollera) A Variant of the Battered Child Syndrome,” by Guarnaschelli et al .
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In the case report, the authors state ” The last of these consisted of holding the infant upside down by his ankles with his head partially immersed in boiling water I do not understand how an infant’s head that has been immersed in boiling water can be free of signs of trauma two days later!
The authors refer to Clark and Foster as sources for the folk treatment of fallen fontanelle. Fourth, the child is held by his ankles, with caiea crown of his head dipped into a pan of boiling water. After two or three minutes.
Latino folk illnesses: Exploring ‘Caida de la Mollera’ – News Taco
Medical Spanish Culture: Caida de la mollera.
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Caida de la mollera