A case of pediatric subcorneal pustular dermatosis

Kyung Muk Jeong, Ji Yun Seo, Jin Young Song, Jiehyun Jeon, Hae Jun Song, Yoo Sang Baek

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    Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD), also known as Sneddon-Wilkinson's disease, is a rare pustular eruption that occurs mainly in middle-aged women and rarely during childhood. Clinically, the pustules are distributed on the trunk and proximal region of the limbs, and cultures of the pustules consistently do not reveal bacterial growth. Histopathology shows subcorneal pustules containing polymorphonuclear leukocytes and chronic progression. SPD is a rare condition, especially in children, and only one case has been reported in Korea. Here, we report a case of 4-year-old girl as an educational case for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric SPD.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)488-491
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept

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    • Childhood
    • Pediatric
    • Sneddon-wilkinson's disease
    • Subcorneal pustular dermatosis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology


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