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Ecthyma gangrenosum in preterm neonate
  1. R Srinivasan1,
  2. M Arshid2,
  3. 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}

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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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