Neonatology pp 1269-1293 | Cite as

Neonatal Skin Disorders

  • Michele Fimiani
  • Roberta Bilenchi
  • Filomena Mandato
  • Stefania Mei
  • Niccolò Nami
  • Rosa Maria Strangi


By the end of pregnancy, fetal skin anatomy and composition are similar to those of adults. By 22–24 weeks all anatomical elements are present, while functional and biochemical maturity takes several years to achieve (Table 148.1). There are structural differences between the skin of the preterm neonate, term neonate and adult that have significant physiological and clinical consequences [1].


Epidermolysis Bullosa Congenital Syphilis Diaper Dermatitis Branchial Cleft Cyst Congenital Melanocytic Nevus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Fimiani
    • 1
  • Roberta Bilenchi
  • Filomena Mandato
  • Stefania Mei
  • Niccolò Nami
  • Rosa Maria Strangi
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Dermatology SectionUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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