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European Journal of Dermatology


sQuiz your knowledge! Pustules on an infant's scalp Volume 30, numéro 5, September-October 2020


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Department of Dermatovenereology, Hospital de Egas Moniz, Portugal

A healthy eight-month-old boy presented, since the first week of birth, with recurrent pruritic papular and pustular lesions, mainly on the scalp, that healed without a scar. There was no associated fever or irritability. These lesions underwent a transitory improvement with application of topical steroids.Physical examination demonstrated clustered pustules and crusts surrounded by erythema, located on the parietal scalp and vertex (figure 1A). Three pustules on the supraciliary region and scattered [...]