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IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology


Harlequin Color Change in a New Born


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Author Details: Gaurav Makhija, Pradeep Kumar Gupta

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-4702

Print ISSN : 2581-4699

Article First Page : 40

Article End Page : 41


Abstract

Harlequin color change is a benign, transient skin color change of unknown etiology sometimes seen in the neonatal period. It has been rarely reported in preterm infants. Herein, we report a case of harlequin color change developed in premature infants without any adverse consequences. During the event, infant was receiving antibiotic treatment for probable sepsis in addition to routine supportive care. Harlequin color change should be recognized properly to avoid unnecessary treatment.