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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 43-46

A Clinical Study of Physiological Skin Manifestations in Neonates

Avdhut B Deshpande1, Sunil N Tolat2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Skin & VD, PIMS &R, Urun-Islampur
2Associate Professor, Department of Skin &VD, BJMC, Pune

Corresponding Author: Avdhut B Deshpande


Background: Human skin is a complex and dynamic organ, with multiple functions like barrier action against toxins and infections, water and electrolyte excretion, lipid storage, insulation and tactile sensation and last but not the least thermoregulation. Neonatal period is the first four weeks of extra uterine life. The skin in neonate is thinner and is undergoing maturation to adapt to comparatively dry environment as compared to in utero. A number of innocent rashes occur in neonates. But early recognition is important to distinguish these lesions from more serious disorders. In this study, our purpose was to determine the frequency of physiological skin manifestations in neonates.

Key words: neonate, physiological skin manifestations

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