Dermatology clinic

Pruritic papules in a 10-month-old boy

Dermatology clinic

Pruritic papules in a 10-month-old boy

ASHOD KHERLOPIAN, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

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Article Extract

Case presentation

A 10-month-old boy presents with a six-week history of a pruritic eruption (Figure). He has been otherwise well, with no antecedent fevers, rhinorrhoea, cough, dyspnoea, anorexia or diarrhoea. His past medical history is otherwise normal and his immunisation record is up to date. Aside from cradle cap, he has had no other dermatological issues.