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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn - Skin
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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn - Skin

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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Nancy Esterly MD
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In subcutaneous fat necrosis, disintegration and destruction of the subcutaneous fat affects newborns (both full-term and premature) within the first 4 weeks of life. Skin lesions are typically not present at birth. Difficult labor and childbirth, perinatal hypothermia and perinatal hypoxia, maternal diabetes, seizures, and preeclampsia have all been associated with the development of these benign skin lesions, which spontaneously resolve over months. Infants are afebrile and without systemic symptoms.

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ICD10CM:
P15.6 – Subcutaneous fat necrosis due to birth injury

SNOMEDCT:
239094006 – Subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn

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Last Updated: 07/18/2016
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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn : Erythema, Primarily truncal, Smooth plaque, Smooth nodules
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