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Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec;26(6):735-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.01024.x.

Congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis with reticulated scarring in a newborn: an innovative treatment using a silicone dressing.

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Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc-Plastic Surgery, Brussels 1200, Belgium.


Congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis healing with reticulated supple scarring is a rare entity presenting in the newborn with crusted erosions and vesicles that heal relatively rapidly, forming unique reticulated scars. We report the case of a premature baby 31 weeks old. Diagnosis was confirmed by skin biopsies, and the clinical improvement was excellent, with complete healing observed within 7 weeks. This report highlights clinical and histopathologic features, and a new successful treatment approach using a silicone dressing.

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