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Cutaneous lesions in Turkish neonates born in a teaching hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19915262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The neonatal period is regarded as the first 4 weeks of extrauterine life. In the literature, there are numerous articles about the skin findings in neonates and the results of these studies show differences according to races and environmental factors. AIMS: Our objective was to evaluate the skin lesions seen in neonates delivered in our hospital and to determine their relationship to gender, gestational age and route of delivery. METHODS: Newborns delivered at the Obstetrics Clinics of our hospital between November 2007 and April 2008 were included in this study. Dermatologic examination was performed and relationship between the 10 most common skin findings and gender, gestational age and route of delivery were statistically evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 572 newborns were examined for the presence of skin lesions. Most common skin findings were Epstein pearls (58.76%), sebaceous hyperlasia (48.45%) and xerosis (31.29%). Milia and sebaceous hyperplasia in girls, desquamation and xerosis in preterms, Epstein pearls, sebaceous hyperplasia and desquamation in vaginally delivered babies were found to be more frequent and the differences were statistically significant. CONCLUSION: We found that 90.7% of the neonates had one or more cutaneous lesions. Maturity and type of delivery of the babies were important factors in their causation. In Turkey, this study is the first study performed on the skin lesions seen during the neonatal period. With this study, we want to increase the awareness about the skin findings in neonates.
Authors:
G Gokdemir; H Kaya Erdogan; A K????l??; B Baksu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0973-3922     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-16     Completed Date:  2010-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701852     Medline TA:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Sisli Etfal Research and Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. hilalkayaaa@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Hospitals, Teaching / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Male
Prevalence
Skin Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Turkey / epidemiology

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