In case of infants and children conditions including infantile acropustulosis, syphilis, seborrheic dermatitis, linear IgA bullous dermatosis, herpes gestationis, folliculitis and vesicular pemphigoid may need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of scabies21,22.
Based on the history and examination, a clinical diagnosis of infantile acropustulosis was made.
Infantile Acropustulosis consists of skin rash mainly on palms and soles.
The clinical cases reported by Gupta25, Elpern26 and Bjonberg27 reveals that infantile acropustulosis occurred after preceding scabies.
In a case report published by Lee et al, a child developed infantile acropustulosis after her treatment for scabies3.
A case of infantile acropustulosis reported by Marcus in Germany resolved with the application of topical corticosteroids to the patient.
Infantile Acropustulosis should be kept in mind as one of the differential diagnosis in children with itchy rash over palms and soles, although scabies is quite common in paediatric patients.
A case of infantile acropustulosis developed after treatment of scabies.
Infantile Acropustulosis Treated Successfully With Topical Maxacalcitol.
Infantile acropustulosis successfully controlled with topical corticosteroids under damp tubular retention bandages.
Infantile acropustulosis revised: history of scabies and response to topical corticosteroids.