Collodion Baby

  • Manobalan Karunanandhan Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology
  • Prarthana Das Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, 607402


Clinical image of an one day old newborn baby with a thick shiny skin membrane covering the entire body. On examination the child also had bilateral ectropion and eclabium. The newborn was managed conservatively with expressed breast milk feeds and adequate intravenous fluids administration. Collodion babies are born with a shiny, taut, translucent membrane encasing the entire body that lasts for few days to weeks. Most commonly these babies are associated with Autosomal Recessive ichthyoses. Management of these babies is targeted to prevent the temperature instability and fluid loss.


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KARUNANANDHAN, Manobalan; DAS, Prarthana. Collodion Baby. SBV Journal of Basic Clinical and Applied Health Science, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 41, feb. 2018. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 june 2018.