OverviewErythema toxicum neonatorum is a skin condition seen in about half of newborn infants. It consists of reddish patches that have raised clear bumps in the center. This condition may be present at birth or appear shortly thereafter. It usually lasts several days and clears up without treatment.
Update Date 2/21/2013
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.