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Epidermolysis bullosa is an autosomally inherited blistering and bullous disorder which is present at birth or becomes manifest soon after birth. It commonly affects die face, hands, feet, and variably the limbs and trunk and is characterized by trauma-inflicted erosions (Nikolsky's sign) and loss of the epidermis. As in this infant, the lesions are most commonly seen over the extensor surfaces and there are broken bullae with underlying erythroderma. Epidermolysis bullosa occurs...

Perinatal Infection

Cocci Lesions

The immediate and long-term effects of perinatal infection are a major problem throughout the world. Perinatal infection is relatively common among the over 4 million births per year in the United States but the incidence is dependent upon the organism. One percent of newborn infants excrete cytomegalovirus. Fifteen percent are infected with Chlamydia trachomatis one-third develop conjunctivitis and one-sixth, pneumonia. One to eight per 1,000 live births develop bacterial sepsis. In utero or...