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Skin rash in a preterm infant: when to treat?
  1. Kate Amy Kewley,
  2. Phani Kiran Yajamanyam
  1. NICU, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kate Amy Kewley, Neonatal Grid Registrar, Neonatal Unit, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L7 8SS, UK; katekewley{at}

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An infant weighing 1375 g was born at 28 weeks gestation. His mother was primigravida and had candida vaginitis. At birth, he was noted to have a discrete erythematous macular rash on his trunk and white scaly patches on his back (figure 1). He received oral nystatin as prophylaxis against systemic candidiasis and antibiotics for presumed early onset sepsis. On day 7, …

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  • Contributors KAK came up with the idea of reporting this case. Both KAK and PKY were involved in drafting the initial manuscript, revising and finalising the manuscript for submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.