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.
- Caput succedaneum
- Dermatologic condition of newborn
- Halo scalp ring
- Skin infections
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine