Leiner’s Disease (Erythroderma Desquamativum) in a Baby Boy


  • Ayudhia Giovanny Halim Department of Dermatovenereology, H. Boejasin Pelaihari Hospital, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Kun Anggi Yunanto Department of Dermatovenereology, H. Boejasin Pelaihari Hospital, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • I Gede Mahardhita Department of Pediatrics, H. Boejasin Pelaihari Hospital, South Kalimantan, Indonesia




Erythroderma desquamativum, dermatitis seboroik infantil, penyakit Leine


Background: Leiner’s disease (erythroderma desquamativum) is a disorder in infants; it is a complication of seborrheic dermatitis with universal and scaly erythema (erythroderma). The case is a baby boy aged 1 month 18 days with white scaly skin for 10 days and fever for 3 days prior to hospital admission. The prognosis is good with the risk of severe infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis if not properly treated.


Latar Belakang: Penyakit Leiner (erythroderma desquamativum) adalah gangguan pada bayi yang merupakan komplikasi dermatitis seboroik; biasanya ditemukan eritema universal dan skuama (eritroderma). Kasus pada seorang bayi laki-laki berumur 1 bulan 18 hari dengan kulit kemerahan serta bersisik putih kekuningan sejak 10 hari sebelum masuk RS dan demam selama 3 hari. Prognosis baik dengan risiko infeksi berat seperti pneumonia, meningitis, dan sepsis jika tidak diterapi dengan baik.


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How to Cite

Halim, A. G., Yunanto, K. A., & Mahardhita, I. G. (2023). Leiner’s Disease (Erythroderma Desquamativum) in a Baby Boy. Cermin Dunia Kedokteran, 50(7), 373–378. https://doi.org/10.55175/cdk.v50i7.957