Prevalence of Cutaneous Findings in Spanish Neonates and Relationships to Obstetric and Parental Factors


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Abstract:  Two hundred forty-seven healthy newborns were investigated in a prospective cohort descriptive study. Information on phenotype and obstetric and parental history was collected. A positive association was found between erythema toxicum neonatorum and season of birth (spring and summer), whereas parental history of any skin disease was related to a lower frequency of this eruption.