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Image Number 1010 (Neonatal acne)


Diagnosis: Neonatal acne

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 1

Type: Clinical

Description: Papulopustules on the cheeks of a neonate.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Tiny erythematous papulopustules appeared on the face 3 days after birth of this 10 days old female neonate. Comedones were absent. Neonatal acne can occur in up to 20 percent of healthy newborns. Lesions usually appear within 2 weeks after birth and resolve spontaneously within 3 months.


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