Resident Rounds Part II: A Review of Neonatal and Infantile Rashes

March 2015 | Volume 14 | Issue 3 | Features | 308 | Copyright © March 2015

Kehinde Ogunmakin MD, Bryan Carroll MD, and Daneeque Woolfolk MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Patients under two years old comprise a small fraction of the population of patients seen in general dermatology clinics. Newborns and infants have immature skin barriers and immune systems, and as a result may be afflicted with different cutaneous diseases than adults. Additionally, common conditions may present differently in this population and may not be as easily recognized. This may make evaluation and diagnosis challenging for dermatologists. We provide a comprehensive review of rashes seen in neonatal and infantile patients to aid with proper diagnosis and treatment of this population. This review may also serve as a useful reference for board preparation.
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