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Erythema toxicum neonatorum
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Erythema toxicum neonatorum

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Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Erythema toxicum neonatorum is a common, benign skin eruption of uncertain cause that affects newborns. It is seen in term infants and is rare in the premature. The rash develops in most infants between the second and fourth day of life and resolves within hours to days.

Codes

ICD10CM:
P83.88 – Other specified conditions of integument specific to newborn

SNOMEDCT:
240302002 – Erythema toxicum neonatorum

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Vesiculopustular rashes in the neonate may be divided into infectious, transient, or persistent dermatoses.

Infectious vesiculopustular dermatoses:
Transient noninfectious vesiculopustular dermatoses:
Persistent noninfectious vesiculopustular dermatoses:

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Last Updated: 03/12/2019
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Erythema toxicum neonatorum : Developed during first days to week of life, Primarily truncal, Scattered few, Widespread, Pustules
Clinical image of Erythema toxicum neonatorum
Multiple erythematous papules and pustules and background erythema on the face, neck, and torso.
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