Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 16, 2021
  • Author: Nanette B Silverberg, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered in patients with possible contact dermatitis include the following:

  • Insect bites

  • Bed bug infestation

  • Erysipelas

  • Erythema multiforme

  • Nummular eczema

  • Lichen simplex chronicus

  • Xerosis

  • Asteatotic eczema

  • Bullous disorders (eg, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus, epidermolysis bullosa)

  • Tinea

  • Jellyfish envenomation

  • Lupus erythematosus in infants and children

Differential Diagnoses