Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Juvenile Plantar Dermatitis

Picture of Juvenile Plantar Dermatitis
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This figure shows erythema and fissuring on the weight-bearing surface of the foot. This disorder, which tends to be worse in the winter months, is called juvenile plantar dermatitis. It is much more common in children with atopic dermatitis. Juvenile plantar dermatitis, which has also been called wet-dry foot syndrome, is caused by excessive sweating of the feet in occlusive footwear and rapid drying in a low-humidity environment. The use of emollient ointments is extremely helpful.

    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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