Newborns, skin changes P83.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Dermatoses in newborns; Neonatal dermatoses; Neonatal skin diseases; Skin changes in newborns; Skin changes of the newborn; Skin diseases of the newborn child

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The skin of the newborn baby is often different from that of the older child. The transition from the aqueous intrauterine environment to the postnatal "air environment" requires anatomical and functional adaptation processes that take several months. These manifest themselves as "transitory skin symptoms" without any major pathological value. They subside within a few days without treatment.

The stratum corneum in premature babies is still immature, recognizable by an increased transepidermal water loss and an increased gas exchange for carbon dioxide and oxygen. There is an immaturity of the eccrine sweat glands with deficient function (danger of overheating in incubators).

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020