Vesiculopustular disorders of neonates are common; HSV infection, herpes zoster, congenital syphilis, neonatal acne, staphylococcal infections, bullous impetigo, epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Letterer-Siwe disease, transient pustular melanosis
, neonatal dermatitis herpetiformis, and IP all have vesiculopustular cutaneous manifestations.
Neonatal (birth-6 weeks) acne has a prevalence of 20%, though these lesions actually may represent acneiform conditions such as self-limited neonatal cephalic pustulosis or transient neonatal pustular melanosis
Atopic and contact dermatitis, phytophotodermatitis, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, and neonatal lupus erythematosus are among the noteworthy clinical challenges, she said at the meeting.
For example, the hyperpigmented macules or pustules that characterize transient neonatal pustular melanosis are reported in 4.
Chia PS, Leung C, Hsu YL, Lo Cy: An infant with transient neonatal pustular melanosis
presenting as pustules.
The rare dermatoses, which we did not encounter in our study, include transient neonatal pustular melanosis
, subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborns, nevus sebaceous, port wine stain, supernumerary nipples and blue nevus.
Transient neonatal pustular melanosis
is more common in darker skin, compared with lighter skin; as many as 5% of African American newborns have this condition, Dr.