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  • Disease

    Acne

    Acne lesions frequently contain pus. This close-up photograph shows small acne pustules with surrounding inflammation (erythema).

    Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or “zits.” This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin (such as cysts).

  • Disease

    Acrodermatitis

    Gianotti-Crosti disease is also called acrodermatitis of childhood. These red, elevated lesions do not contain pus and can occur on the limbs, buttocks, face, and neck.

    Acrodermatitis is a childhood skin condition that may be accompanied by mild symptoms of and . It may also be associated with hepatitis B and other viral infections.

  • Disease

    Atopic dermatitis

    Keratosis pilaris occurs most commonly during childhood and produces small, rough spots (papules) that are typically skin-colored. They usually appear over the outer surface of the upper arms and thighs, but may also occur elsewhere on the body.  Dry skin (especially during winter months) makes the condition worse.  Keratosis pilaris tends to be inherited and may be associated with atopic dermatitis.

    Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Other forms of eczema include: