acropustulosis


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ac·ro·pus·tu·lo·sis

(ak'rō-pŭs-tyū-lō'sis),
Pustular eruptions of the hands and feet, often a form of psoriasis.
[acro- + pustulosis]

acropustulosis

(1) Infantile acropustulosis.
(2) Acral pustulosis.

ac·ro·pus·tu·lo·sis

(ak'rō-pŭs-chū-lō'sis)
Pustular eruptions of the hands and feet, often a form of psoriasis.
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Infantile Acropustulosis usually has itchy vesiculopustules mainly on the distal extremities3.
However, among pustular diseases, Infantile acropustulosis is not very common6.
The duration of persistence of infantile acropustulosis is about two years9,10.
Although infantile acropustulosis responds well to sulphones like dapsone12 but due to its potential side effects, the exact treatment still remains controversial13.
Infantile acropustulosis may clears spontaneously but also often relapses in succeeding few weeks6.
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 rash appears as papules which then evolves to vesicles and pustules.
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.