Thursday, October 27, 2016

Chronic Recurrent Axillary Dermatitis

Six yo old boy with > 3 year history of recurrent dermatitis

HPI:  The patient is an otherwise healthy six year-old boy with a > three year history of a dermatitis in the left axilla.  There is no pertinent family history.  He has had similar areas since infancy.  A culture taken in February 2013 showed many coag + Staph aureus. He was treated then with mupirocin ointment and betamethasone valerate 0.1% cream with good results.

O/E:  Localized crusted erosions left axilla. No other lesions today.

Clinical Photos 10/31/16)

Lab: Repeat bacterial culture taken.

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