infantile acropustulosis

in·fan·tile ac·ro·pus·tu·lo·sis

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.

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.

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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If cytology reveals polymorphic neutrophils, differential diagnoses include transient neonatal pustular melanosis, infantile acropustulosis, bullous impetigo, and pustular psoriasis.
Infantile Acropustulosis: Small intensely itchy papules appear between 2-10 months of age.
However, failure of the anti-scabies treatment, absence of positive personal and hygienic history and progression towards the deterioration of existing situation lead to the establishment of a history and clinical based diagnosis of Infantile Acropustulosis. The treatment was started accordingly and soon after starting treatment, the patient showed the signs of recovery.
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.
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.
A case of infantile acropustulosis reported by Marcus in Germany resolved with the application of topical corticosteroids to the patient.

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