II. Risk Factors

III. Signs

  1. Characteristics
    1. Persistant tiny 1 mm follicular Pustules
    2. Hyperkeratotic lesions
  2. Distribution
    1. Posterolateral upper arms
    2. Anterior thighs
  3. Provocative factors (results in diffuse flair)
    1. Scratching
    2. Tight-fitting clothing
    3. Abrasive pads

IV. Management

  1. Does not respond to antibiotics or other treatment

V. References

  1. Habif (1996) Clinical Dermatology, Mosby, p. 248
  2. White (1994) Regional Dermatology, Mosby, p. 8

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