OVER THE PAST few years, a series of investigators proposed that a common pustular eruption of neonates, called neonatal acne, was in fact a noncomedonal pustular condition associated with Malassezia species.1- 6 Bernier et al7 have undertaken an informative examination of this association in their article titled "Skin Colonization by Malassezia Species in Neonates: A Prospective Study and Relation With Neonatal Cephalic Pustulosis." The article raises several issues concerning the pathogenesis, clinical pattern, and appropriate terminology of pustular and acneiform lesions in neonates.
Bergman JN, Eichenfield LF. Neonatal Acne and Cephalic PustulosisIs Malassezia the Whole Story?. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(2):255-257. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.2.255