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Cutis Marmorata

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Cutis Marmorata

  • Definition
  1. Normal cold response in newborns that resolves with rewarming
  2. Symmetric skin mottling involving an infant's trunk and extremities
  • Physiology
  1. Normal newborn physiologic response to cold
  • Symptoms
  1. Episodic mottling with cold exposure for the first few months of life
  • Signs
  1. Skin mottling symmetrically involving the trunk and extremities
  • Management
  1. Resolves with rewarming of skin