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Figure 7.11. Decubitus ulceration of the back of the neck of an infant who was placed in the supine position and was on muscle relaxants for 8 days while being treated for septic shock. This stresses the importance of nursing care in these infants. (Landers, S.)

Figure 7.12. This infant had a lumbar puncture performed to exclude possible meningitis. Four days later these nodular erythe-matous lesions developed on the back over the sites of the lumbar puncture attempts. The lesions were those of subcutaneous fat necrosis. The possibility of infection should remain in the differential diagnosis.

Figure 7.11. Decubitus ulceration of the back of the neck of an infant who was placed in the supine position and was on muscle relaxants for 8 days while being treated for septic shock. This stresses the importance of nursing care in these infants. (Landers, S.)

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