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Case Number : Case 1069 - 29th July Posted By: Guest

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One month old female with blue firm nodule on her right upper arm and back since 1 week of age. This is a biopsy of her right upper arm lesion.

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.

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Yes, nice subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.

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Guest Tiberiu Tebeica

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.

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Guest Lee Alexander

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn

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Robledo F. Rocha

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Despite the age favor subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn, arms and trunk are also common sites of poststeroid panniculitis. So, a negative history of recent rapid taper or cessation of systemic corticosteroid therapy must be take before ruling out the later diagnostic hypothesis.

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Uma Sundram

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You guys got it! Nice case of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the new born. No history of steroid therapy in the patient.

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