European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 173, Issue 5, pp 557–566

Educational paper: neonatal skin lesions


DOI: 10.1007/s00431-013-1956-0

Cite this article as:
Hulsmann, A.R. & Oranje, A.P. Eur J Pediatr (2014) 173: 557. doi:10.1007/s00431-013-1956-0


Although most skin lesions in neonates are transient or benign, they may also be the presenting symptom of a life-threatening disease such as herpes neonatorum. In the present review, we present a short overview of neonatal skin lesions and a practical table to guide the general paediatrician in the diagnosis and management of neonatal skin lesions. Recent reviews are cited for further reading.


Neonatal skin rashes Neonatal skin disease Neonatal skin Neonatal skin eruptions Neonatal skin lesions 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsAmphia ZiekenhuisBredathe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Dermatology, Erasmus MCUniversity Medical Center, KinderHaven Havenziekenhuis, and Maasstad ZiekenhuisRotterdamthe Netherlands