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)
Wyre CHW, Murphy MO. Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):458. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040036011