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Recurrent itchy papules in a 12-year-old boy

Gayle Fischer



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Case history

A 12-year-old boy presents with itchy papules on his palms, soles, elbows and knees (Figure 1). The lesions have been recurring for the last three years, appearing in spring and early summer and disappearing during autumn and winter. What is the differential diagnosis and management of the most likely cause?