Neonatal skin disorders: A review of selected dermatologic abnormalities

Juliana M. Campbell, Sandra A. Banta-Wright

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The skin serves many purposes, acting as a barrier to infection, protecting internal organs, contributing to temperature regulation, storing insulating fats, excretng electrolytes and water, and providing tactile sensory input. This article focuses on a review of normal skin structure and function and selected neonatal skin disorders. The disorders reviewed are Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, epidermolysis bullosa, and the ichthyoses. The basis for each skin disorder is presented. Nursing management and skin care are incorporated into the review of each selected disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2000


  • Collodion baby
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Ichthyosis
  • Infant
  • Neonate
  • Newborn
  • Skin
  • Skin care
  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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