The significance of yellow vernix in the newborn.


Yellow staining of the vernix caseosa of the newborn baby is not uncommon. It occurs sometimes in cases of haemolytic disease due to Rh incompatibility and is a sign of a severely affected infant (Wallerstein, 1948). Otherwise, little attention has been paid to this clinical finding. Clifford (1948) stated that yellow staining of the vernix was observed in… (More)

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