Skin lesions in newborns

C. Pruksachatkunakom, A. M. Duarte, Lawrence A Schachner

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Abstract

We examined a total of 1056 newborns delivered at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida for the presence of skin and oral lesions within 96 hours of birth to determine the frequency of dermatoses and other skin lesions found in normal newborns in South Florida. The seven skin findings most frequently seen were Mongolian spots (72.5%), sebaceous hyperplasia (38.7%), salmon patch (34.6%), Epstein's pearls (33.0%), erythema toxicum neonatorum (26.9%), linea nigra (24.5%), and transient pustular melanosis (18.1%) respectively. Among these findings, Mongolian spots, sebaceous hyperplasia, salmon patch, erythema toxicum neonatorum, linea nigra and transient postular melanosis were statistically significantly more frequent among Blacks than among Caucasians. Congenital pigmented nevi were clinically diagnosed in 36 newborns (3.4%); the majority of the lesions were less than 10 mm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Mongolian Spot
Melanosis
Salmon
Newborn Infant
Erythema
Skin
Hyperplasia
Pigmented Nevus
Skin Diseases
Parturition

Keywords

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Mongolian spots
  • Newborn dermatosis
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Pruksachatkunakom, C., Duarte, A. M., & Schachner, L. A. (1999). Skin lesions in newborns. International Pediatrics, 14(1), 28-31.

Skin lesions in newborns. / Pruksachatkunakom, C.; Duarte, A. M.; Schachner, Lawrence A.

In: International Pediatrics, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 28-31.

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Pruksachatkunakom, C, Duarte, AM & Schachner, LA 1999, 'Skin lesions in newborns', International Pediatrics, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 28-31.
Pruksachatkunakom C, Duarte AM, Schachner LA. Skin lesions in newborns. International Pediatrics. 1999 Jan 1;14(1):28-31.
Pruksachatkunakom, C. ; Duarte, A. M. ; Schachner, Lawrence A. / Skin lesions in newborns. In: International Pediatrics. 1999 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 28-31.
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