Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 96:F298 doi:10.1136/adc.2010.203273
  • Images in neonatal medicine

Ecthyma gangrenosum in preterm neonate

  1. M P Ward Platt1
  1. 1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, Torquay, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M P Ward Platt, Neonatal Service (Ward 35), Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; m.p.ward-platt{at}
  • Accepted 16 January 2011
  • Published Online First 13 March 2011

A baby girl born at 26 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 760 g was ventilated for respiratory distress syndrome of prematurity and made good progress until day 10 postnatally, when she developed a bluish macule on her left leg with surrounding erythema which gradually developed …

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