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Case Number : CASE 4490 - 05 April 2024 Posted By: Admin_Dermpath

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Biopsy from a firm nodule on the back of a 3 week-old baby boy, present from day 3 after birth
Contributor: Dr Ravi Suchak


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Krishnakumar subramanian

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn 

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vincenzo

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6 hours ago, Krishnakumar subramanian said:

Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn 

Yes again. 

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Eman El-Nabarawy

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Agree.

 

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Jane Wilkinson

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I agree with Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn.

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Adam Ali

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Foreign Body Panniculitis

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Summaya Ahmed

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Sclerema Neonatorum

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Ernest Foster

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn

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Joanne Ellis

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Post-steroid Panniculitis

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Meenakshi Batrani

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Yes, agree with subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn.

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Admin_Dermpath

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Thank you for your comments. 

The final diagnosis is: Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn

The differential diagnoses to consider are:

Sclerema Neonatorum
Post-steroid Panniculitis
Foreign Body Panniculitis
Infective Panniculitis
 

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