Spontaneous atrophic patches in extremely premature infants. Anetoderma of prematurity.

@article{Prizant1996SpontaneousAP,
  title={Spontaneous atrophic patches in extremely premature infants. Anetoderma of prematurity.},
  author={T L Prizant and Anne W Lucky and Ilona J Frieden and Philip S. Burton and Sofia Mart{\`i}n Su{\`a}rez},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={671-4}
}
BACKGROUND Anetoderma, characterized clinically by macular depressions or outpouchings of skin, is associated with loss of dermal elastic tissue as noted on histopathologic findings. We report on 9 extremely premature infants who developed patches of anetoderma during their course in the neonatal intensive care unit. OBSERVATIONS All 9 patients were born between the ages of 24 and 29 weeks of gestation and had numerous complications associated with prematurity. Eight of the 9 infants were… CONTINUE READING