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Slovenska pediatrija 2021; 28: 94-97

https://doi.org/10.38031/slovpediatr-2021-2-04en

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EOSINOPHILIC PUSTULAR FOLLICULITIS OF INFANCY

Klara Cvenkel
Interna klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Mateja Starbek Zorko
Otroški oddelek, Dermatovenerološka klinika Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana in Katedra za dermatovenerologijo Medicinska fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis of infancy (EPFI) is a rare, idiopathic, recurrent, self-limiting skin disease. It presents as papulopustules and folliculitis with eosinophilic infiltrates. The lesions are usually located on the scalp but also on other parts of the head, neck, trunk, or extremities. Most often it occurs in the first months of life and proceeds without signs of systemic illness. EPFI usually resolves spontaneously within a few months to years and is often unrecognised by physicians and consequently overtreated.

Key words: eosinophilic pustular folliculitis of infancy, EPFI, dermatosis, pustules, infants, eosinophilia