Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in a premature infant: Case report and literature review

D. Smyth, E. Hamdan Al Awad, A. Akierman, T. Remington, D. Barberd , J. Vayalumkal | JNPM 2012;

Abstract. A10 week old preterm infantwas noted to have a vesiculo-pustular eruption on the face and scalp with an erythematous base. Initially the lesions were thought to be secondary to herpes simplex virus infection. However, skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF). This idiopathic skin disorder is rarely seen in neonates. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of EPF in a preterm infant.

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Dr. Essa Hamdan Al Awad, Division of Neonatology, Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary, 3500, 26th Ave, NW, Calgary, AB T1Y6J4, Canada. Tel.: +1 403 943 4892; Fax: +1 403 943 2565; E-mail: essa.alawad@albertahealthservices.ca.