publication . Article . 2006

Neonatal and infantile erythroderma: ′The red baby′

Sarkar Rashmi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology (issn: 0019-5154, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Neonatal and infantile erythroderma or "the red baby" is a rare condition. It can be potentially life-threatening and requires urgent attention of the dermatologists. The causes of erythroderma in this age group are different from that in adults and distinctive, but maybe difficult to establish due to poor specificity of clinical and laboratory findings. Careful monitoring and management of the patient may improve the final outcome. In this review, the various causes of "the red baby" is discussed along with its prognosis and management.
Subjects
free text keywords: Erythroderma, neonate, infant, etiology, Dermatology, RL1-803
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