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October 1978

Papular Acrodermatitis of Childhood and Hepatitis B Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Department of Dermatology (Drs Castellano and Schweitzer) and Division of Hepatology (Drs Tong and Omata), University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(10):1530-1532. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640220079022

• A case of papular acrodermatitis (PAC) associated with acute anicteric type B hepatitis occurred in a 2-year-old child. Immunocytochemical studies failed to detect the presence of viral antigens in the involved skin lesion. Current knowledge of the hepatitis B viral antigens and of their possible role in PAC is discussed.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1530-1532, 1978)