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This condition is characterized by numerous shallow, discrete pits on the plantar surface of the feet, usually in the weight-bearing areas. Although the condition is asymptomatic, there is usually hyperhidrosis and the feet may be malodorous. Painful erosions may occur. The condition is caused by Micrococcus species. Topical clindamycin or topical erythromycin is the treatment of choice.

    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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