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Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

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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.

Keywords

  • Neonatal pustular melanosis
  • Idiopathic dermatitis
  • Vesicles
  • Pustules
  • Collarettes
  • Scaling
  • Hyperpigmented

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Badia, A.A., Ferrer, S., Duarte, A.M. (2015). Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis. In: Silverberg, N., Durán-McKinster, C., Tay, YK. (eds) Pediatric Skin of Color. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6654-3_24

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