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Skin and subcutaneous cell tissue bacterial infections in newborns

Journal of Dermatology & Cosmetology
Bruno de Oliveira Rocha,1 Zilda Najjar Prado de Oliveira,2 Juliana Dumet Fernandes1

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Bacterial skin infections are especially common in children of tropical regions, varying clinically from a process superficial (such as folliculitis), to a deeper infection (such as necrotizing fasciitis). Infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue are frequent reasons for medical consultations in primary health care services and hospitalization in pediatric patients. In neonates several factors confer an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections of the skin and its complications. Herein, we review essential aspects of the main bacterial skin infections in newborns and nurselings.


skin infection, bacteria, newborn infection, antibiotic, microbiology, staphylococci, streptococci, nosocomial, community origin, transepidermal