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January 1987

Picture of the Month

Author Affiliations

Contributor; Section Editor
Contributed from the Department of Pediatrics, Allentown (Pa) Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(1):87-88. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460010087033

Denouement and Discussion 

  • Milia (Fig 1) are superficial epidermal inclusion cysts that contain keratinized material. During the neonatal period, whether present on the palate as Epstein's pearls or on the skin, they spontaneously exfoliate and require no treatment.

  • Aspirin should not be given to children with chickenpox (Fig 2) because of the association between chickenpox and Reye's syndrome. Acetaminophen may be used instead.

  • Bullous impetigo (Fig 3) is frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus and, therefore, should be treated with antibiotics, usually a penicillinase-resistant penicillin. Bacteria can be cultured from the fluid in the

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