John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Hyperpigmentation of the distal phalanx in healthy Caucasian neonates Volume 11, issue 2, March - April 2001


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Dermatology Unit, Laennec Hospital, BP 1757, 29107 Quimper Cedex, France.
  • Key words: neonate, hyperpigmentation.
  • Page(s) : 120-1
  • Published in: 2001

Transient alterations in pigmentation are frequently observed in black neonates, but to our knowledge, have not previously been reported in Caucasian infants. In 54 Caucasian newborns, we found at least mild periungual hyperpigmentation similar to the variation in coloration in the periungual region of many black newborns. This pigmentation should be added to the transient benign dermatoses of Caucasian infants.