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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-181

Neonatal and infantile erythroderma: 'The red baby'

Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi - 110002, India

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Rashmi Sarkar
226, Ashirwad Enclave, Plot No. 104, Indraprastha Extension, Patparganj, New Delhi - 110092
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.27979

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Neonatal and infantile erythroderma or "the red baby" is a rare condition. It can be potentially life-threatening and requires urgent attention of the dermatologists. The causes of erythroderma in this age group are different from that in adults and distinctive, but maybe difficult to establish due to poor specificity of clinical and laboratory findings. Careful monitoring and management of the patient may improve the final outcome. In this review, the various causes of "the red baby" is discussed along with its prognosis and management.

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