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Erythema toxicum neonatorum
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Erythema toxicum neonatorum

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


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

240302002 – Erythema toxicum neonatorum

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Erythema toxicum neonatorum
A medical illustration showing key findings of Erythema toxicum neonatorum : Developed during first days to week of life, Primarily truncal distribution, Scattered few, Widespread distribution
Clinical image of Erythema toxicum neonatorum - imageId=1149248. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Multiple erythematous papules and pustules and background erythema on the face, neck, and torso.'
Multiple erythematous papules and pustules and background erythema on the face, neck, and torso.
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