88. Infantile Acropustulosis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. Richard J. Antaya MD, FAAD, FAAP

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch88

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Antaya, R. J. (2011) Infantile Acropustulosis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch88

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • acropustulosis;
  • acropustulosis of infancy;
  • pustules;
  • acral

Summary

Infantile acropustulosis, or acropustulosis of infancy, was first described in 1979. It is a relatively uncommon disorder characterized by recurrent crops of intensely pruritic vesiculopustules on the distal extremities. Other areas may be affected as well. Onset varies from birth to 1 year of age with spontaneous resolution without sequelae usually within 2 to 3 years. Treatment with ultrapotent topical steroids and oral antihistamines are efficacious when used at the onset of each flare.

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