Subcutaneous fat necrosis with thrombocytopenia in a newborn infant

B. Wolach, A. Raas-Rothschild, R. Vogel, L. Choc, A. Metzker

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A case of subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) in a newborn who had suffered from asphyxia secondary to meconium aspiration is described. During the third week of life, bluish-red subcutaneous nodules were noticed. A biopsy of the lesions showed subcutaneous necrosis with fat cells containing needle-like crystals with reactive inflammatory infiltrates. Peripheral transient thrombocytopenia was observed prior to the appearance of subcutaneous fat necrosis. The good prognosis is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Subcutaneous fat necrosis
  • Thrombocytopenia


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