Anetoderma of prematurity in association with electrocardiographic electrodes

Perinatal Research Centre, Royal Women's Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Impact Factor: 4.45). 10/1999; 41(3 Pt 1):479-81. DOI: 10.1016/S0190-9622(99)70126-X
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Anetoderma in premature infants is an uncommon lesion that may be associated with the use of various types of monitoring leads. In 2 infants multiple papules of anetoderma occurred on the forehead in association with the use of gel electrocardiographic electrodes. It is postulated that the cause of these papules was a local hypoxemia caused by pressure from the electrodes. Growth-restricted infants may be particularly predisposed to iatrogenic anetoderma.

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