The purpose of this module is to help learners develop a clinical approach for rashes in newborns.
By completing this module, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the morphology, distribution, and characteristic timing of erythema toxicum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, miliaria, seborrheic dermatitis and neonatal cephalic pustulosis (neonatal acne).
- Distinguish these benign neonatal rashes from conditions that require diagnostic and therapeutic interventions (such as skin infections and inherited conditions).
- Identify and perform initial work-up and management for a patient with neonatal HSV.
- Identify clinical findings that can suggest neonatal Langerhans cell histiocytosis and discuss approach to managing these patients.
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The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC). The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.