A 32 month old boy was seen with a 6-week history of pruritic red plaques on the cheeks and on the back of the neck and a history of pruritic papular lesions on his hands, elbows, and knees.
During the prior summer, he had a similar skin eruption that disappeared only when autumn began, althoug he received a topical mild steroid and an emollient cream. There was atopy in his family's history. Physical examination showed a marked erythema on both cheeks with a fine desquamation and mild skin infiltration.
A lichenoid dry plaque was present on the back of the neck. Dry, whitish flat papules were seen on the elbows, knees, and the dorsa of the hands. Findings from his physical examination were normal.
CITATION Arch Dermatol. 1994 Jan;130(1):106-7, 109-10