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

Sucking blisters are non-inflammatory (bullae or vesicles) blisters occurring on an extremity (sometimes bilateral) of the newborn. They are due to repetitive sucking in utero. At birth, newborns may be observed sucking in the area of the blister. Continued sucking may result in a callus.

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ICD10CM:
L84 – Corns and callosities

SNOMEDCT:
403853008 – Neonatal sucking blisters

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Last Updated: 05/13/2015
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Sucking callus/blister : Callus, Flaccid bullae, Lips, Skin erosion, Tense bullae
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