Derm Dx: Child with diffuse pinpoint papules

by Kristy Fleming, MD

An 8-year-old boy presented complaining of an approximately one-year history of diffuse papules covering the majority of his body surface area. The papules were occasionally pruritic, but the boy was otherwise healthy and not taking any medications.

The lesions had been present and unchanged over the course of the past year. He was not applying any ...