Acute ulceronecrotic adverse reaction to potassium hydroxide 5% solution in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum

Ilia Bresesti, Christian Ciolfi, Giuseppe Rotatore, Angel N. Borisov, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Valeria Brazzelli

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Abstract

Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood condition, and although it is self-limited, treatments are often prescribed. Several medications are available, but there is no consensus regarding the optimal choice in the pediatric population. We report a child who underwent potassium hydroxide 5% treatment resulting in superficial diffuse erosions caused by the inappropriate application. This underlines the importance of parent education before use of this medication with well-known caustic properties.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Dermatology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • drug reaction
  • infection-viral
  • therapy-topical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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