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Images in neonatal medicine
Human herpesvirus-6 associated neonatal urticaria multiforme
  1. Alessandro Borghesi1,
  2. Paola Cipelletti1,
  3. Roberta Maragliano1,
  4. Paolo Manzoni2,
  5. Mauro Stronati1
  1. 1Neonatologia, Patologia Neonatale e Terapia Intensiva, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico “San Matteo”, Pavia, Italy
  2. 2Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, S. Anna Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera Regina Margherita-S. Anna, Torino, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Alessandro Borghesi, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi n. 19, 27100, Pavia, Italy; alessandroborghesi{at}yahoo.it

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An 18-day-old neonate was referred to our hospital because of an urticarial rash that had appeared a few hours before. On examination, skin lesions were present on the face, trunk, arms and legs. These appeared as sharply demarcated, erythematous and infiltrated, irregularly shaped, and partially desquamating papules and plaques. The infant appeared otherwise healthy, neither with lymphadenopathy nor hepatosplenomegaly. Pregnancy history was unremarkable, and serologic tests …

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  • Contributors Borghesi: conception, acquisition of data, drafting the article, final approval of the version published. Cipelletti: management of the patient, acquisition and interpretation of data, drafting the article, final approval of the version published. Maragliano: management of the patient, acquisition and interpretation of data, drafting the article, final approval of the version published. Manzoni: analysis of data, critical revision of the manuscript, drafting of the article, final approval of the version published. Stronati: conception, drafting the article, critical revision of the manuscript, final approval of the version published.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained from the parents.

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

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