Transient Cutaneous Alterations of the Newborn

Catarina Quieros, Mafalda Casinhas Santos, Rita Pimenta, Cristina Tapadinhas, Paulo Filipe
2021 European medical journal  
Neonatal cutaneous alterations are common, usually appearing at birth or during the first few days of life. Most of these conditions are physiological, benign, and transient, arising from a combination of immaturity of the newborn skin with environmental factors. Nonetheless, some of them may eventually be a clue to underlying disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these clinical manifestations so that parents can be reassured and, when necessary, complementary investigations can be undertaken.
doi:10.33590/emj/20-00162 fatcat:k4cbnk76xraonny2qfdfv6qp6u