Congenital Erosive and Vesicular Dermatosis

Bernard A. Cohen

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Iatrogenic skin disorders are most commonly caused by skin injury, which may lead to infection and scarring. These can occur before labour, during delivery or after birth. Procedures that may lead to skin disorders during pregnancy include Chorionic Villous Sampling and Amniocentesis. During delivery, skin injury may be caused by use of Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Forceps and Ventouse Extractions. After birth, iatrogenic skin disorders are mainly seen in infants who require intensive care. This may be related to use of nasal prongs for respiratory support, arterial catheters, needles for blood sampling, extravasation injuries from venous lines, and from the use of adhesives or transcutaneous monitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHarper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405176958
StatePublished - May 24 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetus
  • Healing
  • Iatrogenic
  • Newborn
  • Prematurity
  • Scars
  • Skin
  • Ventouse
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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