Infantile acropustulosis

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Infantile acropustulosis
Other namesAcropustulosis of infancy[1]:483)
SpecialtyDermatology

Infantile acropustulosis is an intensely itchy vesicopustular eruption of the hands and feet.[2]:205

Involvement of scabies has been suggested.[3]infantile acropustulosis is characterized by itchy papules and vesicles that are similar to those found in scabies "mosquito like bites" but there is absence of the typical burrowing with S like burrows on the skin and can occur in small babies as opposed to scabies mostly found on children and young adults.

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ Mancini AJ, Frieden IJ, Paller AS (1998). "Infantile acropustulosis revisited: history of scabies and response to topical corticosteroids". Pediatr Dermatol. 15 (5): 337–41. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1470.1998.1998015337.x. PMID 9796580.

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