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Picture of Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

Picture of Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

Transient neonatal pustular melanosis is a self-limiting benign skin condition that is most common in African-American newborns. The condition causes vesiculopustules on the skin that rupture and produce a characteristic scaly rash. The lesions most often appear on the neck, behind the ears, on the forehead, chin, and back. The cause of the condition is unknown. It is not dangerous and usually resolves on its own within about 10 days.

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: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis"