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Infantile eosinophilic pustular folliculitis.
Dermatology. 1994; 189(2):133-8.D

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a cutaneous inflammatory follicular disorder of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is established on the basis of clinical and histopathologic features. In only a few instances has EPF been described in children.

OBJECTIVE AND METHODS

We describe the clinical and histopathologic features of a recurrent follicular eosinophilic pustular eruption involving the scalp in 2 children. Previously reported cases of EPF in childhood below 14 years of age are reviewed.

RESULTS

Two patients (9-month-old and 6-month-old boys) presented current crops of follicular pustules on the scalp of 4 and 5 months' evolution. The lesions resolved spontaneously without scarring. Histopathologic examination revealed an acute follicular inflammatory infiltrate with abundant eosinophils. Scraping from the lesions showed abundant eosinophils in 1 case. A peripheral eosinophilia was also detected in both patients.

CONCLUSION

EPF in children below 1 year of age seems to represent a unique disorder bearing distinctive clinical (constant involvement of the scalp), evolutive (self-healing recurrent crops) and prognostic (the lesions may last until 3 years of age) features. A possible relationship between this disorder and other idiopathic pustular dermatoses of early childhood (especially with infantile acropustulosis) is suggested.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8075439

Citation

García-Patos, V, et al. "Infantile Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis." Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 189, no. 2, 1994, pp. 133-8.
García-Patos V, Pujol RM, de Moragas JM. Infantile eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. Dermatology (Basel). 1994;189(2):133-8.
García-Patos, V., Pujol, R. M., & de Moragas, J. M. (1994). Infantile eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), 189(2), 133-8.
García-Patos V, Pujol RM, de Moragas JM. Infantile Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis. Dermatology (Basel). 1994;189(2):133-8. PubMed PMID: 8075439.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Infantile eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. AU - García-Patos,V, AU - Pujol,R M, AU - de Moragas,J M, PY - 1994/1/1/pubmed PY - 1994/1/1/medline PY - 1994/1/1/entrez SP - 133 EP - 8 JF - Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dermatology (Basel) VL - 189 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is a cutaneous inflammatory follicular disorder of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is established on the basis of clinical and histopathologic features. In only a few instances has EPF been described in children. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We describe the clinical and histopathologic features of a recurrent follicular eosinophilic pustular eruption involving the scalp in 2 children. Previously reported cases of EPF in childhood below 14 years of age are reviewed. RESULTS: Two patients (9-month-old and 6-month-old boys) presented current crops of follicular pustules on the scalp of 4 and 5 months' evolution. The lesions resolved spontaneously without scarring. Histopathologic examination revealed an acute follicular inflammatory infiltrate with abundant eosinophils. Scraping from the lesions showed abundant eosinophils in 1 case. A peripheral eosinophilia was also detected in both patients. CONCLUSION: EPF in children below 1 year of age seems to represent a unique disorder bearing distinctive clinical (constant involvement of the scalp), evolutive (self-healing recurrent crops) and prognostic (the lesions may last until 3 years of age) features. A possible relationship between this disorder and other idiopathic pustular dermatoses of early childhood (especially with infantile acropustulosis) is suggested. SN - 1018-8665 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8075439/Infantile_eosinophilic_pustular_folliculitis_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000246816 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -