Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

  • Anais Aurora Badia
  • Sarah FerrerEmail author
  • Ana Margarita Duarte


Transient neonatal pustular melanosis (TNPM), an idiopathic dermatitis largely observed in full-term neonates with skin of color, has distinctive features characterized by small vesicles and pustules that rupture easily, leaving collarettes of scaling and hyperpigmented macules. Although clinical presentation or stage may vary, the lesions of TNPM are distinctively present at birth and may manifest anywhere on the body, including the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The initial lesions usually disappear spontaneously within the first 2 weeks of life without long-term sequelae, and no treatment is required.


Neonatal pustular melanosis Idiopathic dermatitis Vesicles Pustules Collarettes Scaling Hyperpigmented 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anais Aurora Badia
    • 1
  • Sarah Ferrer
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ana Margarita Duarte
    • 3
  1. 1.Florida Skin CenterFort MyersUSA
  2. 2.West Palm Beach Hospital and West Palm Beach VA Medical CenterWest Palm BeachUSA
  3. 3.Division of DermatologyChildren’s Skin Center, University of MiamiMiamiUSA

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