Purpura in the newborn. Clinical spectrum and significance.

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The appearance of purpuric lesions in a newborn can be expression of a severe disorder. As a matter of fact, 5/18 newborns with purpura in the Authors' series died. Infections and thrombocytopenia are the most frequent causes of neonatal purpura (Presented in the International Congress of Neonatal Dermatology - Bari - Italy, September 24-27, 1998).

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