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Bilateral palatine ulcers in a neonate: Bednar’s aphthae
  1. Martin Theiler1,2,3,
  2. Agnes Schwieger-Briel1,3,
  3. Micòl Cont3,4,
  4. Christa Relly4,5,
  5. Patrick M. Meyer Sauteur4,5
  1. 1Division of Dermatology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  3. 3Children’s Research Centre, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  4. 4Division of General Paediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  5. 5Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patrick M. Meyer Sauteur, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich Steinwiesstrasse 75, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland ; patrick.meyer{at}kispi.uzh.ch

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A 3-week-old baby boy was admitted with progressive oral ulcerations on the posterior hard palate (figure 1).

Figure 1

A 3-week-old boy with large-sized ulcerations located on the posterior region of the hard palate (lateral view).

The parents first noted lesions one week prior to admission. The erosions did not respond to miconazole gel and increasingly interfered with feeding: he cried during bottlefeeding and finally refused the bottle. He was the second child …

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