Forehead Pressure Necrosis in Neonates Following Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 45–48, January/February 2012
How to Cite
Hogeling, M., Fardin, S. R., Frieden, I. J. and Wargon, O. (2012), Forehead Pressure Necrosis in Neonates Following Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 45–48. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01537.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011
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.