Blistering distal dactylitis: A case series in children under nine months of age

Matthew L Lyon, Marla C. Doehring

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Abstract

Blistering distal dactylitis (BDD) is a distinct clinical entity that is infrequently reported in the literature. Characteristically, blistering distal dactylitis is described as a localized infection involving the volar fat pad of the distal phalanx of the digits, and it usually presents as a fluid-filled blister. The usual causative organism is group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus, but less commonly, Staphyloccous aureus and Staphyloccoccus epidermis are present. The normal age range is reported to be 2 to 16 years old, but there are case reports of this infection in adults. Only one case has been reported in the literature in a child younger than 24 months of age. In this report we describe three cases in children younger than 9 months old. These three cases indicate that BDD can and does occur in children younger than 2 years of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Blistering dermatosis
  • Blistering distal dactylitis (BDD)
  • Pediatric infection
  • Skin infection
  • Streptococcal infection

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  • Emergency Medicine

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Blistering distal dactylitis : A case series in children under nine months of age. / Lyon, Matthew L; Doehring, Marla C.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.05.2004, p. 421-423.

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