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31. Picture of Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum

Picture of Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Erythema toxicum neonatorum is a harmless, common type of rash that occurs in newborns, usually during the first 2 days of life. About 50% of newborns will have the rash. It is less common in premature infants. The rash is comprised of a background of erythematous (reddened) macules (flat spots), often containing pustules (pus-containing pimples) and papules (lumps or bumps). The rash is usually evident on the trunk, but may appear anywhere on the body except for the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. Sometimes, the lesions may appear in plaques. The rash on the trunk of the newborn shown in the figure appeared 2 hours after delivery.
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: O’Connor, N. R., and M. R. McLaughlin. "Newborn Skin: Part I Common Rashes." American Family Physician. 77.1 (2008): 47-52.

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