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Acrodermatitis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Acrodermatitis in Urdu

ایکروڈرماٹائٹسجلد کی ایک بیماری ہے جو کہ تین ماہ سے پندرہ سال تک کی عمر کے بچوں کو متاثر کرتی ہے۔ اس بیماری میں جلد پر سرخ دانے، بخار اور چبھن کی علامات سامنے آ سکتی ہیں۔ یہ بیماری ایک بچے سے دوسروں میں پھیل سکتی ہے۔ اس بیماری سے نجات میں تین ماہ تک کا وقت لگ سکتا ہے۔

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Summary about Acrodermatitis in English

Acrodermatitis, also known as Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, is a common skin disorder that primarily affects children aged three months to 15 years. The disease's full name is "papular acrodermatitis of children." Acrodermatitis is characterized by the formation of itchy red or purple blisters on the body. Children may also experience bloating, fever, and swollen, painful lymph nodes. Although acrodermatitis is not communicable itself, the viruses that cause it are.

Symptoms of Acrodermatitis

A few indications and symptoms of acrodermatitis may be:

  • Red spots on arms, thighs, and buttocks
  •  red spots may turn to appear purple
  •  itchy blisters filled with fluid
  • swelling in the abdomen and lymph nodes
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Yellowish eyes or skin

Causes of Acrodermatitis

The actual reason for acrodermatitis is still not known. However, scientists believe it is caused by the following:

  • Viral Infections, e.g., hepatitis B 
  •  Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)


The treatment options for acrodermatitis can include:

  • hydrocortisone creams 
  • Antihistamines

Preventive Measures of Acrodermatitis

You take the following preventive measure to protect your child from acrodermatitis:

  • Make sure your child regularly washes their hands
  • Stop your child from going near other kids who are sick

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