Neonatal Dermatology

The Benign Conditions

  • Erythema toxicum
  • Transient neonatal pustular melanosis
  • Mongolian spot
  • Cutis marmorata
  • Congenital nevomelanocytic nevi
  • Acrocyanosis
  • Haemangioma
  • Salmon patch/stork bite
  • Port wine stain
  • Neonatal acne
  • Milia
  • Epstein pearls
  • Miliaria

Rashes you shouldn’t ignore

  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Congenital syphillis
  • Congenital rubella
  • Herpes simplex
  • Neonatal varicella
  • Aplasia cutis congenita
  • Neonatal lupus erythematosus
  • Incontinentia pigmenti



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