It is commonly called as “Acrodermatitis enteropathica”.
It is caused by a viral infection and characterized by the itchy, red or purple blisters developed on the body, swollen and sore lymph nodes, blotted abdomen and may be accompanied with mild symptoms of fever and malaise.
It is caused by a virus known as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). But it can be also caused by;
- hepatitis A, B, and C
Signs and Symptoms:
It may develop completely in 3 to 4 days. Initially, red spots develop on the skin anywhere on the body and with the progression of the disease these spots may appear purple. Then a stage comes when these purple spots will develop into itchy blisters filled with fluid.
It usually does not require the treatment and the symptoms may go away on their own.
But the usual treatment may include;
- Hydrocortisone creams can be used to relieve itching
- Antihistamines may also be prescribed
Consult your child’s physician right away if your child shows any of the symptoms of acrodermatitis. It’s important that the cause of your child’s condition be treated as soon as possible. Once they will receive treatment, the symptoms will disappear and leads to the recovery without experiencing any complications