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Acral self-healing collodion baby
  1. Beatrice Galeazzo1,
  2. Enrico Valerio2,
  3. Mario Cutrone3
  1. 1Department of Woman’s and Child’s Health, University of Padova, Medical School, Padova, Italy
  2. 2Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy
  3. 3Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Ospedale Dell’Angelo, Venezia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Enrico Valerio, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Ospedale San Bortolo, Vicenza, Italy;{at}

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A newborn from non-relative parents was referred to our attention for peculiar thickening and peeling of the skin on both hands and feet. The baby had a healthy brother.

Examination revealed a well-demarcated, glistening, swollen membrane enveloping the hands (figure 1, top left-hand and right-hand corners) and the feet (figure 1, bottom left-hand and right-hand corners); remaining body surface was free.

Figure 1

Acral collodion enveloping left …

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