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The same infant as in Figure 2.168 and 2.169 at the age of 18 days showing generalized involvement of the skin. The skin lesions are characterized by erydiematous papules which develop into hemorrhagic bullae and then become violaceous plaques with central necrosis. Figure 2.171. This small premature infant born at 23 weeks gestation (birth-weight of 580 g) had severe hyaline membrane disease and a large ductus arteriosus. She was referred at the age of 33 days, having developed a...

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...