Acropustulosis of Infancy



Acropustulosis of Infancy


Larissa V. Furtado, MD










Small vesicles and erythematous papules involve the acral skin of this infant with acropustulosis of infancy (AI). (Courtesy S. Vanderhooft, MD.)






Biopsy specimen of acropustulosis of infancy shows a subcorneal, intraepidermal pustule with a predominance of eosinophils image. (Courtesy M. Chaffins, MD.)


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Acropustulosis of infancy (AI)


Synonyms



  • Infantile acropustulosis


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Etiology



  • Unknown


  • Scabies infestations may precede or be associated with AI


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Acropustulosis of Infancy
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