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Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis is a rare condition that occurs in children. Itchy, red papules and yellow or white pustules occur on the scalp, forearms, and lower legs of affected individuals. The lesions are approximately 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter. Examination of scrapings from a lesion on a Tzanck smear may reveal large numbers of eosinophils. Peripheral eosinophilia may occur during disease flares. The condition does not cause systemic symptoms. Spontaneous resolution often occurs. Topical steroids may be somewhat helpful for this condition.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Acta-Dermato Venereologica, vol. 89, 2009: “Therapeutic effectiveness of various treatments for eosinophilic pustular folliculitis”