Sclerema neonatorum


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an affection characterized by a peculiar hardening and rigidity of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues in the newly born. It is usually fatal. Called also skinbound disease.

See also: Sclerema

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Table XII shows that out of 1000 neonates, miliaria crystallina (35.3%) was the most common and sclerema neonatorum (0.1%) was the least common non-infectious skin disorders.
Sclerema neonatorum co-existing with SCFNN has also been reported previously.
Sclerema neonatorum (SN) is a rare and severe skin condition presenting with generalized hardening of subcutaneous tissues [1].
Its clinical manifestation is very similar to the sclerema neonatorum whereas basic treatment method is about the same.
Sclerema neonatorum is a very rare panniculitis affecting primarily ill preterm neonates in the first week of life.
Miscellaneous Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon Purpura fulminans Kawasaki disease Sclerema neonatorum Erythromelalgia Other
Sclerema neonatorum is another rare condition characterized by diffuse hardening of the skin affecting infants up to 4 months of age with severe underlying disease and systemic symptoms.
Clinically it mimicked closely with birth trauma, giant congenital melanocytic nevus, congenital developmental anomaly, incontinentia pigmenti and sclerema neonatorum.