lamellar exfoliation of the newborn

lamellar exfoliation of the newborn
the condition in a minority of collodion babies when shedding of the membrane leaves relatively normal skin. Called also lamellar desquamation of the newborn.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • lamellar desquamation of the newborn — see under exfoliation …   Medical dictionary

  • collodion baby — an infant born encased in a tight membrane resembling collodion or parchment, which is subsequently shed. This usually leaves fissures in the baby s skin and is a primary manifestation of some form of ichthyosis, most often the lamellar type.… …   Medical dictionary

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