Katerina Lin, MD, is a pediatric resident at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts
Friction-induced blistering on a child’s feet
You are called to the hospital nursery to evaluate a healthy full-term newborn boy who developed painful flaccid blisters and erosions on the tops of his feet and ankles shortly after birth. His mother had a history of similar recurrent skin lesions that healed with scarring. She also had oral and gastrointestinal tract involvement. What's the diagnosis?
Neonatal pustular facial rash
A previously healthy 2-week-old girl developed multiple, asymptomatic pustules on her scalp, forehead, eyelids, and upper cheeks. She has been growing and developing well with appropriate weight gain. What's the diagnosis?
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