Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

: 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 147--149

Annular erythema of infancy: A diagnostic challenge

Abhijit Saha1, Joly Seth1, Samipa Mukherjee2, Suprit Basu3 
1 Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Dr. B. C. Roy Post Graduate institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata West Bengal, India

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Annular erythemas in infancy are uncommon to rare in occurreance. Erythema migrans is the most common variety to be reported amidst the younger age group. This group of conditions poses a diagnostic challenge to the physician as the differentials can range from a benign annular erythema of infancy with good prognosis and no long-term defects to neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) having a bad prognosis with increased morbidity and mortality. We report a case of annular erythema of infancy in a 5 day old male infant to emphasize that in spite of the history of spontaneous abortions in the mother, which pointed towards a more grave diagnosis of NLE, benign conditions like annular erythema of infancy needs to be kept in mind.

How to cite this article:
Saha A, Seth J, Mukherjee S, Basu S. Annular erythema of infancy: A diagnostic challenge.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2014;15:147-149

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Saha A, Seth J, Mukherjee S, Basu S. Annular erythema of infancy: A diagnostic challenge. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];15:147-149
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