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Special Feature
February 1999

Picture of the Month

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Papa and Maroon) and Family Medicine (Dr Clark), Penn State Geisinger Health System-Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.




Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(2):201-202. doi:

A HEALTHY, 9-year-old boy from rural Pennsylvania had a 2-month history of tender, well-demarcated, erythematous plaques studded with pustules on his neck, back, and chest (Figure 1). Prior to referral, he had not responded to multiple medications, including topical steroid creams, clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate and mometasone furoate, and oral antibiotics, erythromycin ethylsuccinate and cephalexin.