Acute inflammatory Demodex-induced pustulosis in an immunocompetent patient related to topical steroid use

Anthony K. Guzman, Julia K. Gittler, Bijal Amin, Rithu Srikantha, Yevgeniy Balagula

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Abstract

Demodex spp. mites are a common colonizer of sebaceous adult skin. Though usually clinically insignificant, demodicosis may be associated with a wide spectrum of skin diseases in immunocompetent hosts, such as erythematotelangiectatic and papulopustular rosacea, Demodex folliculorum, and blepharitis. We present a case of a healthy 9-year-old boy with an exuberant, inflammatory, Demodex-associated pustular eruption of the face, induced by the use of a high-potency topical steroid and successfully treated with oral ivermectin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatric Dermatology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • corticosteroid—topical
  • demodex
  • dermatopathology
  • infestations
  • therapy—systemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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