Widespread Miliaria Crystallina in a Newborn with Hypernatremic Dehydration
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 6, pages e234–e235, November/December 2013
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Engür, D., Türkmen, M. K. and Şavk, E. (2013), Widespread Miliaria Crystallina in a Newborn with Hypernatremic Dehydration. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e234–e235. doi: 10.1111/pde.12055
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
Miliaria, which is extravasation of sweat into the epidermis and dermis due to sweat duct obstruction, is a commonly seen dermatologic disorder in newborns. We present a case of extensive, widespread miliaria crystallina that developed in a newborn during treatment of severe hypernatremic dehydration. A possible mechanism could be the destruction of sweat ducts with excretion of sweat with high levels of sodium.