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

I. Bresesti, C. Ciolfi, G. Rotatore, A.N. Borisov, G.V. Zuccotti, V. 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
Pages (from-to)224-225
Number of pages2
JournalPediatr. Dermatol.
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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