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An unusual scalp lesion in a premature infant.
Paediatr Child Health
  • Renee Xin-Wei Pang
  • Anita Cheng
  • Javed Ayoub Mohammed
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A 15-day-old infant male was referred to our tertiary care centre to investigate crusted, necrotic lesions forming a partial circumferential ring on his parieto-occipital scalp. No necrosis or cutaneous injury was documented at the time of delivery. After a week of life, the crust detached, revealing several purulent areas of necrosis, prompting the consultation (Figure 1). This was treated as a possible bacterial infection and intravenous antibiotics were started.

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Renee Xin-Wei Pang, Anita Cheng and Javed Ayoub Mohammed. "An unusual scalp lesion in a premature infant." Paediatr Child Health Vol. 25 Iss. 5 (2020) p. 268 - 269
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