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    Panniculitis: A summary.
    Semin Diagn Pathol 2016 Dec 27. Epub 2016 Dec 27.
    Section of Dermatopathology,Dermatopathology, Division of Surgical Pathology & Cytopathology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA. Electronic address:
    The diagnosis of panniculitis is felt to be a confusing topic by some pathologists. This summarical article presents inflammatory diseases of the subcutis in a systematic fashion, based on whether they are centered on fibrovascular septa or the adipose lobules, and whether morphologic vasculitis is present or not. Septocentric, non-vasculitis disorders include erythema nodosum, panniculitis that follows the use of "biological" therapeutic agents, lipodermatosclerosis, post-irradiation panniculitis, morphea profunda, and necrobiosis lipodica profunda. Read More

    Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: A 20-Year Retrospective Study.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2016 Nov 30;33(6):e353-e355. Epub 2016 Aug 30.
    Section of Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SFN) is a rare form of panniculitis that can be complicated by hypercalcemia and nephrocalcinosis. We conducted a 20-year retrospective cohort study of 30 patients to describe the clinical characteristics of SFN and the prevalence of hypercalcemia and other complications. Hypoxia and therapeutic hypothermia (TH) seem to play an important role in the development of SFN. Read More

    [Cutaneous panniculitis].
    Rev Med Interne 2016 Nov 16;37(11):743-750. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
    Clinique dermatologique, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, faculté de médecine, université de Strasbourg, 1, place de l'Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg, France.
    Panniculitis is an inflammation of the subcutaneous fat. Skin biopsy plays a critical role in the differential diagnosis of panniculitis. The most common approach to diagnosis relies on the differentiation between predominantly septal or lobular panniculitis, followed by the distinction between lesions with and without vasculitis. Read More

    Neutrophil-rich subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn: A potential mimic of infection.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Jul 4;75(1):177-185.e17. Epub 2016 May 4.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California; Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California. Electronic address:
    Background: The inflammatory infiltrate seen in biopsy specimens obtained from patients with subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) has classically been described as consisting mostly of histiocytes. However, we encountered patients with SCFN whose biopsy specimens revealed mostly neutrophils, prompting infection to be an initial consideration.

    Objectives: We sought to describe cases of SCFN in which neutrophils formed the majority of the infiltrate at our institution and in the literature. Read More

    Macrosomia and haemodynamic instability may represent risk factors for subcutaneous fat necrosis in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia.
    Acta Paediatr 2016 Sep 3;105(9):e396-405. Epub 2016 Jun 3.
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
    Aim: To identify additional risk factors other than asphyxia and hypothermia in newborns developing subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN).

    Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all term asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia from 2008 to 2015. The presence and location of SCFN were recorded at the time of discharge or at follow-up visits. Read More

    Fine-Needle Aspiration as a Method of Diagnosis of Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2016 May 29;33(3):e220-1. Epub 2016 Apr 29.
    Dermatology, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
    A 5-day-old boy presented with cellulitis-like, fluctuant lesions since birth. Clinically, subcutaneous fat necrosis was suspected, but an infective lesion could not be excluded. By performing a fine-needle aspiration biopsy, a diagnosis was established within minutes. Read More

    [Subcutaneous fat necrosis and persistent hypercalcaemia in a newborn treated with therapeutic neonatal hypothermia. A case report].
    Arch Argent Pediatr 2016 Feb;114(1):e13-6
    Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, 50009, España.
    Therapeutic hypothermia is the current standard treatment in newborns with moderate to severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, changing the outcome of these children. It is considered a safe technique with almost no side effects. A possible adverse side event is subcutaneous fat necrosis, which is an acute self-limiting panniculitis that develops during the first weeks of life. Read More

    Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Neonate with a Delayed Second Eruption.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2016 Mar-Apr;33(2):e134-6. Epub 2016 Jan 29.
    Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the neonate is a rare panniculitis of early life that occurs in association with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, as well as perinatal asphyxia, hypothermia, and trauma. A characteristic feature of this condition is its self-limiting and monophasic nature. We report a highly unusual case of delayed SCFN in a male neonate involving an anatomically discrete eruption, reminiscent of erythema nodosum, occurring many weeks after his original eruption had resolved. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.
    Clin Case Rep 2015 Dec 5;3(12):1017-20. Epub 2015 Nov 5.
    Pediatric Dermatology Unit "Dell'Angelo" Hospital Venice Italy.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare fat tissue inflammation of the newborn. Risk factors include cord prolapse, perinatal asphyxia, therapeutic hypothermia, meconium aspiration, and sepsis. When present, hypercalcemia comes with lethargy, hypotonia, irritability, vomiting, polyuria, polydipsia, constipation, and dehydration. Read More

    Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis of the Newborn: A Case Report of a Term Infant Presenting with Malaise and Fever at Age of 9 Weeks.
    Case Rep Pediatr 2015 8;2015:638962. Epub 2015 Oct 8.
    University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, PMB 01129, Enugu, Nigeria.
    Background. Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SFN) is a rare, temporary, self-limited pathology affecting adipose tissue of full-term or postmature neonates. It is a rare entity especially in Nigeria and usually occurs in the first weeks following a complicated delivery. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis causing neonatal hypercalcaemia.
    BMJ Case Rep 2015 Jul 15;2015. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, South-West London Pathology Network, Croydon, UK.
    Hypercalcaemia in neonates is rare and often asymptomatic, but can have significant morbidity. If severe, it can cause symptoms including irritability, vomiting and seizures. We present the case of a baby girl, born at term after a traumatic delivery, who developed severe hypercalcaemia with nephrocalcinosis. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis in neonates with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy registered in the Swiss National Asphyxia and Cooling Register.
    BMC Pediatr 2015 Jul 9;15:73. Epub 2015 Jul 9.
    Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 75, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland.
    Background: Neonates with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) are routinely treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for 72 h in order to improve neurological outcome. Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is an adverse event occurring in neonates with HIE.

    Methods: We analyzed risk factors for SCFN regarding demographic factors, cooling methods and deviation from target temperature range during hypothermia therapy. Read More

    [Nephrocalcinosis and subcutaneous fat necrosis].
    Acta Med Port 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):119-22. Epub 2015 Feb 27.
    Departamento de Pediatria. Hospital de Santa Maria. Lisboa. Portugal.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon, transient and self-healing panniculits. This entity generally follows an uncomplicated course, however there are rare and important complications. The authors present a case of a newborn with subcutaneous fat necrosis complicated by hypercalcemia and nephrocalcinosis. Read More

    Panniculitis with crystals induced by etanercept subcutaneous injection.
    J Cutan Pathol 2015 Jun 1;42(6):413-5. Epub 2015 Apr 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Fundación Jiménez Diaz, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.
    Panniculitis with lipid crystallization within adipocytes may be seen in several disorders, including crystal-storing histiocytosis, gouty panniculitis, subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn, post-steroid panniculitis, sclerema neonatorum, oxalosis and subcutaneous fungal infections by mucormycosis, zygomycosis or aspergillosis. Panniculitis at the sites of subcutaneous injection of drugs are frequent, but to our knowledge no crystals have been described in the drug-induced panniculitis at the sites of subcutaneous injections. We report on a patient who developed a panniculitis with lipid crystallization at the site of etanercept injection. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis in a newborn after brief therapeutic hypothermia: ultrasonographic examination.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2015 May-Jun;32(3):427-9. Epub 2014 Dec 10.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    A 7-day-old infant developed erythematous indurated plaques on the back, left shoulder, and arm a few days after therapeutic hypothermia. Ultrasonographic study along with Doppler blood flow analysis of lesional skin areas revealed flogistic fat involvement and calcifications. On the basis of clinical appearance, patient history, and ultrasonographic study, a diagnosis of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn was established. Read More

    [Subcutaneous fat necrosis after moderate therapeutic hypothermia in two newborns of African origin].
    Arch Pediatr 2015 Feb 4;22(2):191-4. Epub 2014 Dec 4.
    Service de dermatologie, centre hospitalier du Mans, LUNAM université, CHR, 194, avenue Rubillard, 72000 Le Mans, France. Electronic address:
    Moderate therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) significantly reduces the risk of death or long-term neurodevelopmental disability. Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare particular form of panniculitis in full-term newborns. It can occur in preterm infants with predisposing risk factors (birth asphyxia, gestational diabetes, etc. Read More

    Neonatal hypercalcemia secondary to subcutaneous fat necrosis successfully treated with pamidronate: a case series and literature review.
    AJP Rep 2014 Nov 19;4(2):e93-6. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
    Section of Neonatology, Peter Lougheed Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; Section of Neonatology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a noninfectious panniculitis that occurs in term infants who experience significant distress in the 1st weeks of life, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Since the introduction of therapeutic hypothermia for HIE, there have been a few published case reports of SCFN, following this modality of treatment. Although, most cases of SCFN resolve spontaneously, SCFN may be associated with hypercalcemia, which may sometimes reach dangerous levels. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn associated with hypercalcemia after therapeutic hypothermia.
    J La State Med Soc 2014 May-Jun;166(3):97-9. Epub 2014 Jun 10.
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) is a rare, benign, and self-limiting panniculitis of neonates that presents in the first few weeks of life and is most commonly associated with birth asphyxia and meconium aspiration. There have been few case reports of SCFN following therapeutic hypothermia. With the increasing use of therapeutic whole-body hypothermia, SCFN may become more prevalent. Read More

    Severe hypercalcaemia due to subcutaneous fat necrosis: presentation, management and complications.
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2014 Sep 6;99(5):F419-21. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
    Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
    Objective: Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare form of panniculitis in infants that generally occurs following birth trauma, meconium aspiration, or therapeutic cooling. Severe hypercalcaemia occurs in a subset of patients, but data on its presentation, management and outcomes are limited. This report details the clinical course and complications of infants treated for severe hypercalcaemia (peak serum calcium ≥3. Read More

    Treatment with bisphosphonates in severe hypercalcemia due to subcutaneous fat necrosis in an infant with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
    J Perinatol 2014 Jun;34(6):492-3
    Neonatology Service, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is a rare entity that occurs generally in term or post-term newborns exposed to perinatal stressing factors. These cutaneous lesions appear during the first weeks of life and their potential complications, such as hypercalcemia, determine the prognosis. We present a full-term newborn with SCFN lesions that appeared at the age of 12 days and who, 1 week later, developed moderate hypercalcemia. Read More

    Closure of large meningomyelocele wound defects with subcutaneous based pedicle flap with bilateral V-Y advancement: our experience and review of literature.
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 2015 Apr 28;25(2):189-94. Epub 2014 Mar 28.
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    Background: Meningomyelocele is a defect of the spinal cord, vertebrae, and the overlying skin and is the most common form of open spinal dysraphism. Rapid closure of the back defect in the early postnatal period is mandatory to reduce the frequency of infection-related complications of the central nervous system. Majority of the cases present with small defects, which can be closed primarily, with or without subcutaneous dissection. Read More

    Surgical management of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn required due to a lack of improvement: a very rare case.
    Br J Dermatol 2014 Jul 6;171(1):183-5. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Sud - University of Rennes 1, 16 Boulevard de Bulgarie, Rennes, 35200, France.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (ScFN) is an uncommon and transient disease characterized by defined areas of fat necrosis and overlying cutaneous nodule lesions. It usually becomes apparent within the first 6 weeks of life in full-term or post-term infants. It is caused by generalized and/or local tissue hypoperfusion. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn: clinical manifestations in two cases.
    An Bras Dermatol 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6 Suppl 1):154-7
    Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista Medical School, department of dermatology, São PauloSP, Brazil.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an unusual form of panniculitis, with few cases described in medical literature. The disease affects newborns at term or post-term, with normal general health. We describe two cases of newborns affected by the disease. Read More

    A neonate with subcutaneous fat necrosis after passive cooling: does polycythemia have an effect?
    Case Rep Pediatr 2013 9;2013:254089. Epub 2013 Jul 9.
    Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Neonatology, 06230 Ankara, Turkey.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) is an inflammatory disorder of adipose tissue. The main risk factors for the development of SCFN are perinatal asphyxia and hypothermia. Presented here is a case of a newborn who developed SCFN in association with polycythemia and hypocalcemia following treatment by passive cooling. Read More

    Tender skin nodules in a newborn.
    Indian J Dermatol 2013 Jul;58(4):328
    Department of Dermatology, KPC, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of infancy is a rare disorder of subcutaneous adipose tissue that is sometimes complicated by hypercalcemia. Complete resolution is common. From the pediatrician's point of view, the disease is a rare but important cause of inconsolable cry in a newborn. Read More

    Panniculitis in children.
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2013 Aug;148(4):371-85
    Dipartimento di Scienze Clinico-Chirurgiche Diagnostiche e Pediatriche, Sezione di Dermatologia Università di Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico "San Matteo", Pavia, Italia -
    This paper will give a comprehensive view of the most frequent panniculitides seen in childhood, with emphasis on the types exclusively found in infancy, and for all other types of panniculitides also found in adults. Aim of this paper is also to analyze the clinical differences between panniculitis in childhood and in adulthood, and to give reliable histopathologic criteria for a specific diagnosis. A review of the literature is here integrated by authors' personal contribution. Read More

    [Renal ultrasound in fat necrosis].
    Arch Pediatr 2013 Jul 29;20(7):768-71. Epub 2013 May 29.
    Unité de néphrologie pédiatrique, pédiatrie III, hôpital d'enfants Abderrahim-Harouchi, CHU Ibn Rochd, rue El Faidouzi, Casablanca, Maroc.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis is an uncommon disease that may be complicated with potentially fatal hypercalcemia or with nephrocalcinosis. We report on the case of a patient with a history of significant perinatal asphyxia, hospitalized for a urinary tract infection. Lesions of subcutaneous fat necrosis were noted, with asymptomatic hypercalcemia at 3. Read More

    Nephrocalcinosis as a complication of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.
    Turk J Pediatr 2012 Nov-Dec;54(6):667-70
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon disorder affecting the adipose tissue of term infants. It is usually known as a transient, benign and self-limited disease, characterized by painful skin lesions beginning within the first week of life. The prognosis of the disease is generally good, but it may be complicated by potentially life-threatening metabolic alterations, including hypercalcemia, thrombocytopenia, hypoglycemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis after selective head cooling in an infant.
    Pediatr Int 2013 Apr;55(2):e23-4
    Department of Neonatology, Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
    Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in neonates causes irreversible damage to tissue and organs and results in multiple organ failure and poor outcome. Therapeutic hypothermia is the most effective therapy in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. We report here a case of subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) after therapeutic hypothermia by selective head cooling. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis and whole-body cooling therapy for neonatal encephalopathy.
    Adv Neonatal Care 2012 Dec;12(6):345-8
    Women's Hospital-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27408, USA.
    Whole-body cooling, or therapeutic hypothermia, is increasingly becoming the standard of treatment for moderate to severe neonatal encephalopathy because it reduces neurodevelopmental disabilities and mortality in term neonates. Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn has been identified as a potential side effect of birth asphyxia. In recent literature, there has been an increase in SCFN in infants who received whole-body cooling in treatment of neonatal encephalopathy. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis: a complication of neuroprotective cooling.
    Neonatal Netw 2012 Nov-Dec;31(6):409-12
    Legacy Health, Portland, OR 97211, USA.
    Because neuroprotective cooling for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE ) becomes more commonplace in NICU s, health care providers should be familiar with the complications of this therapy. Therapeutic cooling improves neurodevelopmental outcomes and has relatively few side effects. One unexpected outcome that has been reported is subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN). Read More

    Peripheral tumor necrosis factor α regulation of adipose tissue metabolism and adipokine gene expression in neonatal pigs.
    Vet Res Commun 2013 Mar 23;37(1):1-10. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
    Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA/ARS, BARC-East, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.
    The neonatal pig is susceptible to stress and infection, conditions which favor tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) secretion. This study examined whether TNFα can alter metabolic activity and cytokine gene expression within neonatal pig adipose tissue. Cell cultures were prepared from neonatal subcutaneous adipose tissue using standard procedures. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis in newborns.
    Med Glas (Zenica) 2012 Aug;9(2):429-31
    Clinic of Pediatric, Clinical Center of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborns is a transient, benign process in full- term or postmature neonates. It is associated with perinatal distress. Newborn stress inhibits immature enzyme system, which already has relative inability to desaturate saturated fatty acids. Read More

    Strategies for reducing the incidence of skin complications in newborns treated with whole-body hypothermia.
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2012 Oct 14;25(10):2115-21. Epub 2012 May 14.
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Medical Surgical Feto-Neonatal Department, A. Meyer University Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy.
    Objective: To present the results of a strategy designed to reduce the incidence of skin complications in newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with moderate whole-body hypothermia.

    Design: Retrospective study.

    Setting: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Read More

    Hypercalcemia due to subcutaneous fat necrosis in a newborn after total body cooling.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2013 Jan-Feb;30(1):120-3. Epub 2012 Feb 22.
    Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis is an inflammatory disorder of adipose tissue. Although patients need long-term follow-up to prevent hypercalcemia, the prognosis is generally favorable. We herein present a case of a newborn who developed subcutaneous fat necrosis-related hypercalcemia after hypothermia treatment for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Read More

    Fine-needle aspiration cytology of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn: the cytology spectrum with review of the literature.
    Diagn Cytopathol 2012 Mar 9;40(3):245-7. Epub 2011 Feb 9.
    Department of Pathology, Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Stellenbosch and NHLS, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is a rare, transient panniculitis of full-term infants. Diagnosis is usually made clinically; however, a biopsy is sometimes required. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) offers an alternative to biopsy. Read More

    Fat necrosis of the newborn--report on two cases.
    An Bras Dermatol 2011 Jul-Aug;86(4 Suppl 1):S114-7
    Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon disorder occurring during the prenatal stage. Generally occurring in full-term neonates or during the first four weeks after a traumatic delivery, the disorder is characterized by the appearance of hard subcutaneous nodules or plaques on the trunk, buttocks or thighs. It is normally a benign and transient condition, although it may be complicated by hypocalcemia, which requires close monitoring until skin lesions are cured. Read More

    Follow-up during early infancy of newborns diagnosed with subcutaneous fat necrosis.
    J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 2011 ;3(4):216-8
    Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Kayseri, Turkey.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (ScFN) is an uncommon condition caused by generalized and/or local tissue hypoperfusion. The skin lesions of ScFN tend to improve spontaneously. However, ScFN may also lead to complications which cause serious problems. Read More

    Involvement of brown adipose tissue in subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn.
    Dermatology 2011 28;223(3):207-10. Epub 2011 Sep 28.
    Department of Dermatology, Oita Prefectural Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Idaigaoka 1-1, Hasama-machi, Yufu City, Japan.
    Background: Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn is a rare condition that manifests within days after birth. The interscapular region, axillae and shoulders are the most commonly affected sites, corresponding to anatomic sites of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in newborns.

    Objective: We postulated a specific involvement of BAT in SCFN and searched for brown adipocytes at affected sites. Read More

    Extensive subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn associated with therapeutic hypothermia.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2012 Jan-Feb;29(1):59-63. Epub 2011 Sep 9.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is a form of panniculitis that most often occurs in full-term infants with predisposing risk factors. Three neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy were treated with therapeutic hypothermia and developed extensive subcutaneous fat necrosis. All three infants developed extensive subcutaneous fat necrosis, involving the back, scalp, and arms. Read More

    Subcutaneous fat necrosis as a complication of therapeutic hypothermia in a term neonate.
    Indian J Pediatr 2012 May 20;79(5):664-6. Epub 2011 Aug 20.
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary Alberta Health Services, Foothills Medical Centre, C211-1403-29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N2T9, Canada.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) is a benign self-limited disorder commonly associated with hypothermia and perinatal asphyxia. SCFN secondary to therapeutic whole body hypothermia has rarely been reported. With increasing use of cooling for moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), clinicians should recognize this potential complication. Read More

    Post-operative subcutaneous fat necrosis in a newborn: a case report.
    Fetal Pediatr Pathol 2011 15;30(6):363-9. Epub 2011 Aug 15.
    Department of Neonatology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
    Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (ScFN) is an uncommon condition of neonates and infants. The disorder is caused by generalized and local tissue hypoperfusion. The ScFN tends to improve spontaneously with or without some severe complications such as hypercalcemia. Read More

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