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Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis
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Children with this rare disorder develop repeated crops of pruritic erythematous papules, yellow or white pustules, which vary in size from 1 to 3 mm. Most lesions are located on the scalp and distal extremities. Tzanck smear may reveal numerous eosinophils, and there may also be a peripheral eosinophilia when flaring. Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis is associated with no systemic symptoms and eventually resolves spontaneously. Therapy with topical steroids is somewhat beneficial.

    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.

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