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A herpes type 1 skin infection in a newborn

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 30 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:l7076
  1. Henry Feder, professor1,
  2. Thomas M Kennedy, pediatric emergency medicine ultrasound fellow2
  1. 1University of Connecticut Health Center, Family Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
  2. 2Department of Emergency Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  1. Correspondence to H Feder feder{at}

This is a localised umbilical vesicular bullous eruption that evolved over four days in a newborn baby. The baby was 8 days old, afebrile with no neurological …

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