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Medical Term:

subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn


indurated plaques and nodules appearing usually a few days or a few weeks after birth and usually resolving within a few months, characterized microscopically by birefringent needle-shaped crystals within necrotic fat cells; the condition remains localized, unlike sclerema neonatorum, although hypercalcemia may develop.

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