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


collodion baby, ichthyosis

How to Cite

Karunanandhan M, Das P. Collodion Baby. jbcahs [Internet]. 19Feb.2018 [cited 16Dec.2018];2(1):41. Available from:


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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