The Main Neonatal Dermatological Findings: A Review

*Flavia Pereira Reginatto, Ivan S.B. Silva

Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
*Correspondence to flaviareginatto@ufrgs.br

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 30.08.16 Accepted: 05.10.16
Citation: EMJ Dermatol. 2016;4[1]:111-118.

Abstract

Background: The neonatal period is a phase of adaptation during which several skin conditions can develop. Most of these findings characterise the newborn’s skin, such as lanugo, erythema of the skin, and vernix caseous.

Objective: To describe the most common neonatal dermatological findings and classify them as transient neonatal skin conditions, congenital birthmarks, benign neonatal pustuloses, naevi lesions, and skin malformations.

Discussion: Skin changes are very common in neonates and span a vast range of conditions.
This demonstrates the importance of good knowledge and awareness of newborn skin.

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