17. Iatrogenic Disorders of the Newborn

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Elia F. Maalouf MB ChB, MRCP, FRCPCH, MD1 and
  2. Wilson B. Lopez MD, MRCPCH, MSc2,3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch17

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Maalouf, E. F. and Lopez, W. B. (2011) Iatrogenic Disorders of the Newborn, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Neonatal Unit, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Neonatal Unit, Lewisham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

  3. 3

    Queens Hospital, BHR Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • iatrogenic disorders of newborn;
  • iatrogenic skin disorders, before labour - during delivery, or after birth;
  • scar formation - in postnatal skin;
  • granulation tissue, loose matrix - open wounds, collagen, fibronectin;
  • fetal wound healing;
  • iatrogenic injury, during pregnancy - amniotic fluid aspiration;
  • chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - cannula or biopsy forcep use, ultrasound guidance;
  • left parietal cephalhaematoma - in term baby;
  • forceps deliveries, erythema, abrasion - subcutaneous fat necrosis of facial soft tissue;
  • problems - related to intensive care monitoring


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Iatrogenic disorders of the newborn

  • Iatrogenic injury during pregnancy

  • Iatrogenic injuries during labour

  • Iatrogenic skin disorders after birth

  • References