Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: Neil F Gibbs, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is the pathophysiology of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What causes erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What are the risk factors for erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is the prevalence of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What are the racial predilections of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What are the sexual predilections of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is the prevalence of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) by age?

What is the prognosis of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What should be included in patient education about erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is included in the physical exam for evaluation of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What are the possible complications of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is the role of cultures in the workup of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

How is candidiasis excluded in the workup of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

What is the role of skin biopsy in the workup of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

Treatment

How is erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) treated?

What is included in long-term monitoring of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN)?