Derm Dx: Multiple erythematous pustules on a toddler's hands

by Kristy Fleming, MD

An otherwise healthy 14-month old boy from Texas developed bilateral edematous hands. Examination revealed numerous pustules with an erythematous base scattered over the hands and arms.

His parents noted the child had been playing in the grass with his older brother prior to the eruption. The skin lesions first presented as 1 mm to 2 mm ...