Forehead Pressure Necrosis in Neonates Following Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

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Address correspondence to Marcia Hogeling, M.D., Sydney Children’s Hospital, 4th floor, Emergency Wing, High street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia, or e-mail: hogelingm@yahoo.ca.

Abstract

Abstract:  After treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) via nasal masks and a face mask, three neonates developed pressure necrosis involving their central forehead and left eyebrow. The pressure necrosis resulted in permanent scarring in all three infants. We describe a case series of a new cutaneous iatrogenic complication of CPAP.

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