Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn Associated with Anemia
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 381–383, September/October 1999
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Varan, B., Gürakan, B., Özbek, N. and Emir, S. (1999), Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn Associated with Anemia. Pediatric Dermatology, 16: 381–383. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.1999.00100.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Abstract: Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SFN) of the newborn characteristically affects full-term infants who have experienced perinatal distress, such as hypothermia, obstetric trauma, or asphyxia. We report a newborn who had pallor, deep breathing, and severe anemia immediately after birth. She developed SFN on the fourth postnatal day. Her condition improved after blood transfusions and the skin lesions resolved in 6 weeks. This appears to be the first report of SFN associated with anemia.