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Neonatal sucking blister

  • Author(s): Afsar, F Sule
  • Cun, Selma
  • Seremet, Sila
  • et al.
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Neonatal sucking blisters result from vigorous sucking on hand or forearm in utero. Clinically, one observes a tense, fluid-filled blister, which when ruptured forms an erosion. We report a female neonate with a sucking blister on the distal dorsal aspect of her left forearm. These benign bullae should be differentiated from other diseases of the newborn through their presentation, characteristic morphology, and self-limiting course.

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