Pediatr Dermatol 1999 Sep-Oct;16(5):384-7
Department of Dermatology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cutis 2002 Sep;70(3):169-73
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8059, USA.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SFN) usually occurs in the first few weeks of life in full-term infants and presents as indurated, distinct nodules with a predilection for the cheeks, shoulders, back, buttocks, and proximal extremities. Most cases are related to some form of fetal distress, including obstetric trauma. Some cases are associated with hypercalcemia. Read More
Australas J Dermatol 1992 ;33(3):141-4
Department of Dermatology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon but distinctive condition which appears in the first six weeks of life, associated with variable degrees of hypercalcaemia and which resolves spontaneously over months. We report a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn following perinatal distress and complicated by thrombocytopenia and hypercalcaemia. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 1999 Sep-Oct;16(5):381-3
Department of Pediatrics, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SFN) of the newborn characteristically affects full-term infants who have experienced perinatal distress, such as hypothermia, obstetric trauma, or asphyxia. We report a newborn who had pallor, deep breathing, and severe anemia immediately after birth. She developed SFN on the fourth postnatal day. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 1993 Sep;10(3):271-6
Department of Pathology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston 77030.
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) alone is an uncommon condition. Its association with hypercalcemia has been reported in 19 neonates since 1926. The two occur in full-term to postterm newborns with perinatal complications associated with delivery. Read More