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CORREA, Mariane; ZANIBONI, Mariana Colombini; YPIRANGA, Sylvia  and  ARRUDA, Lúcia Helena Favaro de. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.3, pp.269-270. ISSN 0365-0596.

Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon self-limited panniculitis characterized by large erythematous patches and soft nodules on the back of full-term or post-term infants. Maternal pre-eclampsia, birth asphyxia and hypercalcemia are relevant triggers. We describe a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis in a newborn related to maternal pre-eclampsia and birth asphyxia.

Keywords : Fat necrosis; Newborn; Panniculitis.

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