a cyclically recurrent vesicopustular and crusting pruritic eruption, usually in black children, appearing soon after birth to 10 months; remission occurs at about 2 years of age.
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in·fan·tile ac·ro·pus·tu·lo·sis(in'făn-tīl ak'rō-pŭs'tyū-lō'sis)
A recurrent papulopustular and crusting pruritic eruption, usually in black children.
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infantile acropustulosis(ak″rō-pŭs″tyŭ-lō′sĭs) [ acro- + pustulosis]
Cyclical eruption of pustules on the soles and feet of infants 2 to 10 months of age. The pustules become vesicopapular, crust over, and heal in 7 to 10 days. A new crop appears in 2 to 3 weeks, and they also heal. Periodic outbreaks occur for about 2 years and then cease. The cause is unknown; only symptomatic therapy is required.
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