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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 511-513

Transient neonatal pustular melanosis: A possible cause of antibiotic misuse in neonates

Department of Paediatrics, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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Dr. Dorathy Chinwe Obu
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, PMB 102, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State
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DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_19_20

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The presence of pustules or vesiculo-pustular lesions in newborns is always a cause of concern both to the family and the attending physician. Transient neonatal pustular melanosis (TNPM) is a benign idiopathic skin condition characterized by vesicles, superficial pustules, and pigmented macules, usually occurring in newborns at birth. It is self-limiting with spontaneous resolution. We report a case of TNPM in a term female who was managed without antibiotic administration and hospital admission.

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