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Neonatal Behçet's disease
  1. Katherine Clarke1,
  2. Deepa Shastry1,
  3. Phillip Chetcuti1,
  4. Mark Wood2,
  5. Ann Morgan3
  1. 1Department of Neonatal Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Rheumatology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK
  3. 3Department of Rheumatology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katherine Clarke, Department of Neonatal Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; Katherine.clarke2{at}

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A male infant of 36 weeks gestation was delivered by emergency caesarean section due to suboptimal control of maternal Behçet's disease (BD). His mother had a 15- year history of BD with oral and genital ulcers, erythema nodosum and cutaneous vasculitis. She took oral prednisolone and azathioprine during pregnancy. At birth, the baby was well and admitted to transitional care to establish formula feeding. On day 8, he developed napkin dermatitis. Despite topical treatment, this worsened and pustulonecrotic lesions developed in the perianal region …

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