Picture of Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum Eruption
Toxicum neonatorum is a common skin eruption in newborns. This photo depicts a severe case of the condition. While toxicum neonatorum is a benign condition, a severe case must be differentiated from other more serious infections such as neonatal herpex simplex. Upon microscopic examination, toxicum neonatorum contains many eosinophils, but bacteria and multinucleated giant cells are not present. It tends to resolve without treatment within 10 days.
Text Reference: American Family Physician, vol. 77, 2008: "Newborn Skin: Part I. Common Rashes"