Sclerema neonatorum

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Sclerema neonatorum
Classification and external resources
Specialty pediatrics
ICD-10 P83.0
ICD-9-CM 778.1
DiseasesDB 31401
eMedicine article/1112191
MeSH D012593

Sclerema neonatorum is a rare and severe skin condition that is characterized by diffuse hardening of the subcutaneous tissue with minimal inflammation.[1][2] It usually affects premature, ill newborns. Prognosis is poor.

Minimal inflammation helps distinguish sclerema neonaturum from subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.

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  1. ^ William D. James, Timothy G. Berger; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. p. 490. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1515, 1524, 1525. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.