Acropustulosis of Infancy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Cassondra A Ellison, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

For an infant presenting with a pustular vesicular dermatitis, disease considerations may be separated into infectious and noninfectious categories. Noninfectious etiologies include erythema toxicum neonatorum, acne neonatorum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis, eosinophilic pustular folliculitis, mastocytosis, malaria neonatorum, acne neonatorum, and incontinentia pigmenti. Infectious processes to be considered include scabies, bacterial sepsis, impetigo, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, cutaneous candidiasis, herpes simplex infection, syphilis, and varicella infection. [16]

Differential Diagnoses