Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Erythema toxicum neonatorum

Erythema toxicum neonatorum

History

          A 3-day-old neonate presented with small follicular papules and pustules on an erythematous base. The lesions involved the face, trunk, and proximal extremities.The eruption has disappeared  by the 10th day. Erythema toxicum neonatorum occurs in the majority of healthy full-term newborns, usually on the second or third day. Because it is so common dermatologists are usually consulted only for the most florid or atypical cases.
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