Bacterial Skin Infections

Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

Picture of Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis

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.