Transilluminator Burns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Mimicker of More Serious Disease
Version of Record online: 25 APR 2007
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 168–171, March/April 2007
How to Cite
Perman, M. J. and Kauls, L. S. (2007), Transilluminator Burns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Mimicker of More Serious Disease. Pediatric Dermatology, 24: 168–171. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2007.00368.x
- Issue online: 25 APR 2007
- Version of Record online: 25 APR 2007
Abstract: We report an outbreak of erythematous to purpuric papules and vesicles in four neonates whose lesions arose within a 72-hour period in a neonatal intensive care unit. As isolated lesions, the clinical presentation mimicked cutaneous aspergillosis. Ultimately, because of the number of patients with similar lesions, an exogenous source was suspected and determined to be a faulty transillumination device.