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[Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy: an unusual case].
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2003 Apr; 130(4):451-4.AD

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in children is a follicular inflammatory dermatosis, usually occurring early in life. The disease progresses in flares of prurigenous plaques studded with papules and sterile pustules of the scalp and other areas of the skin.

OBSERVATION

A 7 year-old boy presented with itching papular vesicular and pustular plaques on the scalp and the face. Pigmented plaques with pustular border, located on the trunk, were associated with pustular and erosive lesions of the side of the lower lip and in the nostrils. A specimen taken from the pustules did not show bacterial or fungal infection. Histologic examination of a biopsy specimen showed subcorneal pustules with eosinophilic and neutrophilic infiltrates of follicles. Clinical improvement was obtained only by the combination of steroids and dapsone, but recurrence followed withdrawal of treatment.

DISCUSSION

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in children is rare. Our case report combines features of the infancy form (lesions located on the scalp and face) and the adult form (location on the trunk and limbs with annular distribution), expressing the conceptual confusion that remains between both forms. The mucosal involvement seen in our patient has never been reported in the literature neither in the infancy nor in the adult form.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Service de Dermatologie, CHU Hédi Chaker 3029, Sfax, Tunisie.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

12843859

Citation

Boudaya, S, et al. "[Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Infancy: an Unusual Case]." Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, vol. 130, no. 4, 2003, pp. 451-4.
Boudaya S, Turki H, Bouassida S, et al. [Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy: an unusual case]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2003;130(4):451-4.
Boudaya, S., Turki, H., Bouassida, S., Khemakhem, M., Marrakchi, S., & Zahaf, A. (2003). [Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy: an unusual case]. Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, 130(4), 451-4.
Boudaya S, et al. [Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Infancy: an Unusual Case]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2003;130(4):451-4. PubMed PMID: 12843859.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy: an unusual case]. AU - Boudaya,S, AU - Turki,H, AU - Bouassida,S, AU - Khemakhem,M, AU - Marrakchi,S, AU - Zahaf,A, PY - 2003/7/5/pubmed PY - 2003/9/27/medline PY - 2003/7/5/entrez SP - 451 EP - 4 JF - Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie JO - Ann Dermatol Venereol VL - 130 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in children is a follicular inflammatory dermatosis, usually occurring early in life. The disease progresses in flares of prurigenous plaques studded with papules and sterile pustules of the scalp and other areas of the skin. OBSERVATION: A 7 year-old boy presented with itching papular vesicular and pustular plaques on the scalp and the face. Pigmented plaques with pustular border, located on the trunk, were associated with pustular and erosive lesions of the side of the lower lip and in the nostrils. A specimen taken from the pustules did not show bacterial or fungal infection. Histologic examination of a biopsy specimen showed subcorneal pustules with eosinophilic and neutrophilic infiltrates of follicles. Clinical improvement was obtained only by the combination of steroids and dapsone, but recurrence followed withdrawal of treatment. DISCUSSION: Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in children is rare. Our case report combines features of the infancy form (lesions located on the scalp and face) and the adult form (location on the trunk and limbs with annular distribution), expressing the conceptual confusion that remains between both forms. The mucosal involvement seen in our patient has never been reported in the literature neither in the infancy nor in the adult form. SN - 0151-9638 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12843859/[Eosinophilic_pustular_folliculitis_in_infancy:_an_unusual_case]_ L2 - http://www.em-consulte.com/retrieve/pii/MDOI-AD-04-2003-130-4-0151-9638-101019-ART12 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -