Eosinophilic Annular Erythema of Childhood: A Rare Case

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Mariana Perez
Benjamin Witkoff
Moises Lutwak
Michael Cohn
Eduardo Weiss


Annular, erythema, eosinophilic


Eosinophilic annular erythema (EAE) of childhood is a rare and recurrent skin condition, with only a few cases described in the literature. The etiology of EAE in children remains unclear. Clinical presentation shows a persistent, non-pruritic, urticarial annular lesions that enlarge in a centrifugal pattern. Biopsy is required for diagnosis which characteristically shows a perivascular eosinophilic infiltrate concentrated in the dermis. Although there is considerable overlap between EAE and Annular Erythema of Infancy (AEI), some proposed differences include age of onset, duration of lesions, presence of mucin deposition of histopathology, and time to resolution. This case report describes a rare case of EAE of childhood in a newborn with associated neonatal eosinophilic pustulosis and laboratory abnormalities.


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