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Chlorhexidine gluconate 2.0% w/v aqueous solution (AquiHex 2%) was used to prepare the skin before umbilical catheter insertion soon after birth in a non-identical preterm twin born at 25+4 weeks gestation. Two hours later, the skin in the right iliac fossa, right flank, the periumbilical area, perineum and groin turned erythematous. Over the subsequent 6 h, the …
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