Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis: A Possible Cause of Antibiotic Misuse in Neonates

  • Dorathy Chinwe Obu
  • Obumneme Benaiah Ezeanosike
  • Kambiri Phina Muojiuba
  • Olapeju Wunmi Daniyan
  • Nnamdi Benson Onyire
Keywords: Newborn, pustules, transient, vesicles


The presence of pustules or vesiculo‑pustular lesions in newborns is always a cause of concern both to the family and the attending physician.
Transient neonatal pustular melanosis (TNPM) is a benign idiopathic skin condition characterized by vesicles, superficial pustules, and
pigmented macules, usually occurring in newborns at birth. It is self‑limiting with spontaneous resolution. We report a case of TNPM in a
term female who was managed without antibiotic administration and hospital admission.

Keywords: Newborn, pustules, transient, vesicles


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