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A congenital, erythematous eruption

  • Author(s): Ballin, Jason S
  • Green, Brian P
  • Gehris, Robin
  • Kress, Doug
  • Galambos, Csaba
  • et al.
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Unknown: A congenital, erythematous eruption
Jason S Ballin DO1, Brian P Green DO2, Robin Gehris MD2, Doug Kress MD2, Csaba Galambos MD3
Dermatology Online Journal 16 (7): 15

1. Naval Branch Health Clinic, Department of Aviation Medicine, Kingsville, Texas. jason.ballin@med.navy.mil
2. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Wexford, Pennsylvania
3. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Pediatric Pathology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



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A 2-day-old male patient was seen in consultation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for multiple erythematous, scaly papules that were present at birth. He was born full-term via uncomplicated vaginal delivery following a healthy pregnancy to two non-consanguineous parents. He was otherwise healthy. Physical examination showed a well-appearing male with erythematous papules with scale on his scalp, face, trunk, and bilateral upper and lower extremities (Figures 1 and 2). The axilla and inguinal folds were involved as well. A 4 mm punch biopsy was performed on one of the representative papules on his abdomen. A high-power view of the histopathology is shown in Figure 3.

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