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Dyshidrotic dermatitis in Child
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Dyshidrotic dermatitis in Child

Contributors: Jeffrey M. Cohen MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Dyshidrotic dermatitis (dyshidrotic eczema, pompholyx) is generally defined as a recurrent vesicular eruption limited to the hands (most often the sides of the digits) and sometimes the feet. The lesions are extremely pruritic. The etiology is unknown; no causal relationship with sweating has been shown. There is no sex predilection.

Dyshidrotic dermatitis is rare in younger children. When arising in the pediatric population, it is generally seen after the age of 10. The condition often presents episodically, more commonly in warm weather.

Dyshidrotic eczema has been associated with atopic dermatitis, contact irritants and allergens, dermatophyte and bacterial infections, hyperhidrosis, hot weather, diet, and emotional stress. Administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been associated with severe dyshidrotic dermatitis. There have also been a few reports of dyshidrotic dermatitis in adults treated with secukinumab.

Some cases spontaneously resolve. Treatment is aimed at symptomatic relief and control of vesiculation.

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ICD10CM:
L30.1 – Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]

SNOMEDCT:
201201000 – Podopompholyx
402222007 – Vesicular hand eczema

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Last Reviewed:12/16/2020
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Dyshidrotic dermatitis in Child
A medical illustration showing key findings of Dyshidrotic dermatitis : Fingers, Palms and soles, Recurring episodes or relapses, Toes, Pruritus
Clinical image of Dyshidrotic dermatitis - imageId=330537. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Cloudy vesicles, tiny brown crusts, and some scale on the palmar aspect of the fingers.'
Cloudy vesicles, tiny brown crusts, and some scale on the palmar aspect of the fingers.
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