Harlequin color change in a newborn who was positive for COVID-19: report of a case

Keywords: Coronavirus Infections, COVID-19, Newborn, Harlequin syndrome, Pediatrics, Skin Manifestations

Abstract

Harlequin color change is a benign, idiopathic, self-limiting disorder characterized by the appearance of skin divided into two distinctly colored areas. Its etiology is unknown but thought to be caused by immaturity of hypothalamic regulation of peripheral vascular tone. COVID-19 infection in neonates is infrequent and rarely symptomatic, with only a few cases described in the literature. In isolation, both conditions have a low incidence. It is the first case reported in the world literature of harlequin color change in a newborn who tested positive for COVID-19. There isn’t a single publication that links harlequin color change to COVID-19.

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Published
2023-05-08
How to Cite
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Pinel-Guzmán E, Martínez-Fernandez J, Pinel-Dubón R, Gradis-Santos O, Santamaría-Vásquez M. Harlequin color change in a newborn who was positive for COVID-19: report of a case. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2023May8 [cited 2024Feb.26];40(1). Available from: https://amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/2177
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CASE REPORTS