Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size Users Online: 128
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 47-53

Neonatal erythroderma (red baby)

1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Sarkar
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi -110 002
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.122160

Rights and Permissions

Erythroderma in neonates is a rare but a well established life threatening entity. Though it has been studied extensively in adults, the literature is lacking in the paediatric age group. The underlying etiological causes of neonatal erythroderma are pre-existing cutaneous diseases, infections, immunodeficiency disorders, metabolic and nutritional disorders and drugs. It is a challenge to diagnose the underlying etiology of neonatal erythroderma due to the rare specific presentation of the characteristic clinical signs and histopathological changes. In this review we discuss the incidence, etiology, specific points in history and examination which can be useful at arriving at the diagnosis and outline of management.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded9458    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal