Skin characteristics in newborns

Alternative Names

Newborn skin characteristics; Infant skin characteristics

Definition of Skin characteristics in newborns

The appearance and texture of a newborn infant’s skin goes through many changes.


Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/2/2009

Erythema toxicum on the foot
Skin characteristics
Milia - nose
Cutis marmorata on the leg
Miliaria crystallina - close-up
Miliaria crystallina - chest and arm
Miliaria crystallina - chest and arm

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