Dermatosis in neonatal period is very common and important cause of parental anxiety seeking paediatric consultation. The majority of neonatal cutaneous lesions are usually physiological, transient and self limited, while only are pathological requiring treatment. However, it is important to indentify and diagnose them correctly so as to avoid unnecessary diagnostic or therapeutic interventions. Few lesions can be cutaneous manifestation of potentially fatal systemic condition, so early diagnosis of pathological neonatal dermatosis helps in initiating early specific therapy.
Last date updated on September, 2014