Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn
(SCFN or SFN) is a rare form of lobular panniculitis
occurring in newborns that is usually self-remitting and non-recurring. Proposed causes include perinatal stress, local trauma, hypoxia
, though the exact cause is unknown. Complications can include hypercalcemia
, and can present months after the onset of SCFN symptoms.