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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-164

Phototherapy induced severe purpuric rash in a transfused neonate

Department of Neonatology, Fortis Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Supriya Bisht
Department of Neonatology, Fortis Hospital, B-22, Sector 62, Noida, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.160661

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Severe purpuric rash due to photosensitivity is rare and is reported to occur in cases of porphyria or transiently raised porphyrin levels. We are presenting a case of severe purpuric rash in a preterm neonate, which developed after intensive phototherapy and exchange transfusion, and improved gradually by itself, possible cause being transient porphyrinemia.

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