We wish to thank Drs Rebora and Patrone for their comments on our recent report. However, we would like to take issue with some of their statements.First, Drs Rebora and Patrone thought we had not stressed the pustular nature but rather had stressed the eczematous quality of the dermatosis in our patient. We would like to point out that we discussed in the first and second paragraphs (p 74) of our article that we were concerned with "pyodermatous" and "infectious" skin lesions, and we listed in the Table (p 76) that every patient had had some form of cutaneous infection, in addition to including this feature in the title of the article. We must also point out that other forms of cutaneous lesion do also appear in the literature, viz, atopic dermatitis, eczema mucocutaneous candidiasis, incontinentia pigmenti, as being a part of this constellation, although as shown
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