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Medical Term:

erythema toxicum


Definition: an innocuous, self-limited rash of unknown cause that affects neonates; consists of papules, vesicles, and pustules on a pink base, and occurs on the trunk, face, and extremities.

Synonym(s): erythema neonatorum, erythema toxicum neonatorum

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