Owing to the rarity of this disease among the new-born, we deem it of sufficient interest to place the following case on record.
The mother, a primipara, aged 28, had been married one year. The family history was negative for syphilis. Pregnancy was uncomplicated until about the eighth month, when she developed a fibrinous pericarditis and was confined to bed for one week at St. Ann's Hospital. She however, made an apparently good recovery and left the hospital, to be readmitted in active labor on July 4, 1923. Labor was normal in every respect, and the child was delivered spontaneously.
The baby, a male, full term infant was born on July 4, 1923, at 5: 16 p. m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces (3.5 kg.) and appeared perfectly normal. No evidence of skin abrasions or birth trauma was seen. The general condition of the baby was good, and nothing abnormal
FISHER JE, WITTENBERG SS. DERMATITIS EXFOLIATIVA NEONATORUM: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(3):289–292. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360270016003
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