By Gary M. White, MD

Infantile acropustulosis

Infantile acropustulosis is a pustular condition of infants in which recurrent crops of pruritic pustules occur on the palms and soles


A potent topical steroid applied BID or occluded QHS for several days during flares may be recommended. Dapsone has cleared the lesions, but usually this sort of aggressive therapy is not needed. The condition usually remits within a year.

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