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Picture of Infantile Acropustulosis

Picture of Infantile Acropustulosis

Infantile acropustulosis is a skin condition that most commonly first affects babies between 2 and 10 months of age. The condition causes recurrent outbreaks of intensely itchy papulovesicle and pustules. The lesions occur on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. The backsides (dorsal surfaces) of hands and feet may also be affected. Forearms and ankles may be affected. More rarely, the skin on the upper trunk, face, and scalp will be affected.

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: Pediatric Dermatology, 4th Edition, 2011: "Neonatal and Inherited Disorders"