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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 62-66

Cutaneous lesions in neonates admitted in a tertiary setup neonatal intensive care unit

1 Department of Dermatology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Venereology and Leprology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Noopur Jain
Department of Dermatology, Subharti Medical College, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass, Meerut 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.122164

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Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the frequency of physiologic and pathologic skin findings in the neonates admitted in the neonatal intensive care unit. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 neonates with cutaneous lesions, hospitalized in the NICU of Subharti Medical College, Meerut from November 2011 to August 2012, were examined. All physiological as well as pathological skin changes were observed and recorded. Mother's gestational history as well as relevant family history was taken. Results: The most common 10 diagnoses were: Lanugo hair (78.33%), miniature puberty (70%), sebaceous hyperplasia (68.33%), iatrogenic bruises (48.33%), physiological desquamation (48.33%), Mongolian spot (45%), salmon patch (31.67%), seborrheic dermatitis (28.33%), miliaria (28.33%) and erythema toxicum neonatorum (23.33%). One case each of natal teeth, suckling blister, preauricular skin tag and micrognathia were also found. Conclusion: The pattern of dermatoses as well as their correlation with various birth and maternal factors was studied. Data was analyzed and the same is being presented.

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