Disease Information for Sclerema neonatorum

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Clinical Manifestations
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Infant
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Population/Infant
Population/Infant One Month old
Population/Neonate-newborn
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Sclerema neonatorum
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Fetal/conceptual products (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
adiposum sclerema, neonatorum sclerema, newborn sclerema, Pre agonal induration, Sclerema adiposum, Sclerema neonatorum, Sclerema neonatorum (disorder), sclerema newborn, Underwood, Underwood's disease, Synonym/Sclerema adiposum
Definition

A severe, sometimes fatal, disorder of adipose tissue occurring chiefly in preterm or debilitated infants suffering from an underlying illness and manifested by a diffuse, nonpitting induration of the affected tissue. The skin becomes cold, yellowish, mottled, and inflexible.

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