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June 2012

Perinatal Cytomegalovirus-Associated Bullae in an Immunocompetent Infant

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(6):770-772. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.3258

Although perinatal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is common, symptomatic CMV infection is a rare complication in immunocompetent infants. We describe herein CMV-associated bullae accompanied by CMV hepatitis in an immunocompetent newborn infant is reported.

Report of a Case

The patient was a 1-month-old female infant of 39 weeks' gestation and vaginal delivery with no apparent complications. She presented with a history of crops of vesicles and bullae on the face, precordial area, and buttocks that began appearing at age 3 weeks and continued to appear. The lesions manifested as multiple 10-mm-diameter bullae with several crusts on the sites (Figure 1A and B).