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Autoinoculated palmar pustules in neonatal candidiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2798259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2-week-old infant had grouped pustules on the right hand, wrist, and antecubital flexure that appeared after the first week of life. The infant was seen repeatedly to suck the involved areas of the hand and wrist. Clinically typical candidiasis was noted in the oral cavity and the diaper area. Wright's-stained smears of pustular contents, potassium hydroxide preparations of pustular material, and scale from the diaper dermatitis confirmed the presence of pseudohyphae and budding yeasts in all the involved sites. This case demonstrates fairly typical manifestations of neonatal-onset candidiasis, with the unusual feature of unilateral upper extremity pustules that appeared to represent an autoinoculated cutaneous infection.
S D Resnick; R A Greenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-06     Completed Date:  1989-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology-UNC, Chapel Hil 27514.
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MeSH Terms
Candidiasis, Cutaneous / etiology*
Candidiasis, Oral / complications*
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / complications
Diaper Rash / complications*
Hand Dermatoses / etiology*
Infant, Newborn

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