April 1979

Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va. Dr Wyre is now with the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):458. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040036011

A black male infant had congenital lesions that consisted of pigmented macules, many of which had a peripheral collarette of scale, and vesicopustules. The appearance of this patient fit the clinical syndrome of transient neonatal pustular melanosis, a newly described vesicopustular disease of the newborn. Differential diagnosis in this patient included the following conditions: erythema toxicum neonatorum, staphylococcal pyoderma, and herpes simplex.

(Arch Dermatol 115:458, 1979)