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Sucking callus/blister
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Sucking callus/blister

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

Sucking blisters are noninflammatory (bullae or vesicles) blisters occurring on an extremity (sometimes bilateral) or lips 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.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L84 – Corns and callosities

SNOMEDCT:
403853008 – Neonatal sucking blisters

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Last Updated:10/22/2017
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