Background: Infantile acropustulosis is a recurrent, self-limited, pruritic, vesicopustular eruption of the palms and the soles occurring in young children during the first 2-3 years of life. Newly described in 1979, it is probably much more common than the scarcity of reports would imply.
Objective: The objective of the study was to identify the pattern of pruritic vesicopustular skin eruptions in Yemeni infants.
Patients and Methods: Twenty five male and females Yemeni infants patients 1 to 3 years old presented with pruritic erythematous macules or papules that progress into vesicles and then pustules in the palms, the soles, and the lateral surfaces. Lesions may occur on the dorsal aspects of the hands and the feet as well as the trunk, the scalp, and the face. The intensity and the duration of attacks diminish with each recurrence. No other organ systems are involved. They treated with topical Betamethasone cream or ointment and systemic antihistamine. The skin biopsy followed by histopathological examination was not specific.
Results: The clinical data and the investigations showed that the 25 Yemeni infants had acropustulosis.
Conclusion: Acropustulosis of infancy in Yemeni infants is very common skin disorder. The bad hygiene may play an important role in the etiology or allergic substances. It is not recurrence.