EOSINOPHILIC PUSTULAR FOLLICULITIS OF INFANCY
By Gary M. White, MD
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis of infancy (EPF) is a rare disorder of unknown cause. Some patients may have both EPF and infantile acropustulosis. Given the similar histologic appearance, they may represent the same disease in different sites [BJD 1996;135;807].
- See Ofuji's disease for different types of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis.
Sterile vesicopustules and crusting on the scalp of an infant is characteristic. Papulopustular or erythematous lesions often occur elsewhere. Onset is usually several days to weeks after birth.
A medium to high-potency topical steroid is usually effective. Dapsone has been used but is rarely needed.
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy: Report of a new case. Dermatology Online Journal 18(10)
Homepage | FAQs | Use of Images | Contact Dr. White
It is not the intention of RegionalDerm.com to provide specific medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. RegionalDerm.com only intends to provide users with information regarding various medical conditions for educational purposes and will not provide specific medical advice. Information on RegionalDerm.com is not intended as a substitute for seeking medical treatment and you should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and for answers to your individual questions. Information contained on RegionalDerm.com should never cause you to disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking treatment. If you live in the United States and believe you are having a medical emergency call 911 immediately.