Halo scalp ring with purulent drainage in a newborn

Judson Heugel, David Spiro, Garth D. Meckler

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We present the case of a 2-week-old male infant who repeatedly presented to the pediatric emergency department for fussiness and drainage from a head wound. The infant had an ultimate diagnosis of halo scalp ring, a rare dermatologic condition that is treated conservatively. This condition shares characteristics with infectious processes and must be differentiated from more serious illness to minimize unnecessary and expensive medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-47
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Caput succedaneum
  • Dermatologic condition of newborn
  • Halo scalp ring
  • Skin infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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