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Subcutaneous fat necrosis in a newborn

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 18 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4062
  1. Laura Adams, core medical trainee,
  2. Tanya N Basu, consultant dermatologist,
  3. Elizabeth Orrin, specialist registrar in dermatology
  1. Department of Dermatology, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to TN Basu, tanyabasu{at}

A well, 13 day old boy presented with indurated, violaceous nodules on the back (fig 1) and raised corrected calcium of 2.97 mmol/L (2.15-2.60 mmol/L). The rash was initially treated as cellulitis, and he required …

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