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Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in three atopic children with hypersensitivity to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7727841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three children will be described who present recurrent episodes of pruritic papulopustular follicular lesions on the face, the extremities and the trunk. The episodes lasted for 1-3 months with intermittent remission. Each flare was accompanied by hypereosinophilia and an increased total IgE titer. RAST and prick tests were positive for Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (DPT). Laboratory tests disclosed no infectious or parasitic etiology. Histological examination showed eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) in each of the 3 cases. The lesions responded well to topical corticosteroids. The aim of this article is to underline the importance of hypersensitivity reactions (in these particular cases to DPT) in the pathogenesis of EPF.
M Boone; C Dangoisse; J André; U Sass; M Song; M Ledoux
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  190     ISSN:  1018-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-01     Completed Date:  1995-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Dermatology, University Hospital Saint-Pierre, University of Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens* / diagnostic use
Antigens, Dermatophagoides
Child, Preschool
Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / immunology,  pathology*
Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology,  pathology*
Folliculitis / immunology,  pathology*
Follow-Up Studies
Glycoproteins* / diagnostic use
Immunoglobulin E / analysis
Immunoglobulin G / analysis
Skin Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Antigens, Dermatophagoides; 0/Glycoproteins; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 37341-29-0/Immunoglobulin E

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