Neonatal birthmarks: A prospective survey in 1000 neonates

Leelawadee Techasatian, Vilounna Sanaphay, Pongsatorn Paopongsawan, Lawrence A. Schachner

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The majority of neonatal cutaneous conditions are benign and self-limited. However, some skin infections and specific birthmarks are serious and require proper management approaches. This study was a prospective survey of 1000 consecutive newborns at a tertiary care center in Northeast Thailand from September 2015 to 2016, which aimed to identify various cutaneous findings in newborns during their first 5 days of life. The authors found that Mongolian spots (66.7%) and sebaceous gland hyperplasia (60.9%) were the 2 most common cutaneous conditions found in the Thai population. Salmon patches were the most frequent vascular birthmarks (36%), followed by infantile hemangiomas (1.1%) and port wine stains (0.7%). Although majority of the neonatal cutaneous conditions are benign and self-limited, there were 8 cases (0.8%) of bullous impetigo in which both systemic and topical antibiotics were promptly prescribed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalGlobal Pediatric Health
StatePublished - 2019


  • Birthmark
  • Newborn skin findings
  • Physiologic neonatal skin conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics


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