A baby with blisters on the palmar and plantar surfaces

On day-of-life 2, a 3-day-old boy who was born with no visible skin problems begins to develop erosions and bullae over both the palmar and plantar surfaces. These bullae are localized to areas of friction or trauma (eg, where electrocardiogram leads were placed). The mother's pregnancy was normal, and the infant had been born without complications. Aside from the development ...