Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Facial Bruising

photo byJanelle Aby, MD

This is another example of facial bruising. Here again the face appears to be cyanotic (including the lips), but the tongue and the rest of the body had a normal pink color. On careful examination, petechiae where also noted across the forehead. This is another manifestation of bruising in a newborn; no further evaluation is needed.

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