Only one case of breast abscess was seen and it appeared on the 7th day, while one case of sclerema neonatorum was seen on 2nd day.
The day of appearance of Miliaria crystalline, Bullous impetigo, Oral candidiasis, Breast abscess and Sclerema neonatorum was similar to earlier studies (Smith 1965, Hodgman 1971, Rudoy 1975, Atherton 1992, Wagner 1995).
Amongst the skin lesions which required treatment, only baby with sclerema neonatorum was treated in NICU.
We performed a literature search regarding the possible management of worsening sepsis with sclerema neonatorum. Both intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and exchange transfusion (ET) were found to be of some benefits.
Sclerema neonatorum (SN) is a rare skin condition, the major manifestation of which is generalized hardening of skin and subcutaneous tissue of infants .