Neonatal cephalic pustulosis

neonatal cephalic pustulosis is characterized by erythematous papules pustules located especially on the cheeks but also affecting the chin, eyelids, Neck and upper chest. Comedones are not usually seen. It has been postulated that it is due to an Inflammatory reaction to lipophilic Malassezia yeasts which can proliferate in infants with High sebum production. It is a self-limiting disorder which usually heals without scarring in 1??3 months.

Organ Affected

  • Skin System (Integumentary System)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • Malassezia pustulosis of newborn
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