Left-Sided Eruption on a Child: Case Study

Vanessa Lichon, MD, CWS; Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS


Dermatology Nursing. 2007;19(4):366-367. 

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APEC is a self-limiting disease with spontaneous resolution; treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms of pruritus (McCuaig et al., 1996). Low to mid-potency topical corticosteroids may be applied with variable response (McCuaig et al., 1996). Other measures, such as moisturizing and hydrating creams and antipruritic bath oils, may sooth the affected area, and systemic antihistamines may be beneficial in cases of severe pruritus (McCuaig et al., 1996).

This patient was treated with mid-potency topical corticosteroids (LidexAE 0.05% cream bid for 2 weeks) and the mother was reassured of the limited nature of this eruption. The mother was advised to seek medical attention if the rash did not resolve in 2 months. The patient was lost to followup.


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