Dermatology Book


Neonatal Pustules and Vessicles

Aka: Neonatal Pustules and Vessicles, Pustules in the Neonate, Vessicles in the Newborn
  1. Causes: Dermatitis
    1. Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum (most common)
    2. Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis
    3. Acne Neonatorum
    4. Milia
    5. Miliaria
  2. Causes: Bacterial
    1. Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus
    2. Group B Streptococcal Infection
    3. Listeria monocytogenes
    4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    5. Staphylococcus aureus (e.g. Impetigo)
  3. Causes: Viral
    1. Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    2. Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus (Neonatal HSV)
    3. Varicella Zoster Virus (Chicken Pox)
  4. Causes: Other Infections
    1. Candida infection
    2. Syphilis (lesions on palms and soles)
  5. References
    1. Vang Praag (1997) Pediatr Dermatol 14:131-43 [PubMed]

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