Children have been affected by numerous diseases over the years and will continue to do so. It is because their immune systems are still developing and sometimes genetics play a role as well. Acrodermatitis is one of the many common skin conditions that affect children.
The full name of Acrodermatitis is “Papular Acrodermatitis of Childhood”. The name itself indicates that it primarily affects children, mainly from ages 3 months to 15 years. It is also known as Papular Acrodermatitis, Gianotti Crosti Syndrome (GCS), or Infantile Acrodermatitis.
It causes red or purple, itchy blisters. Since red blisters are an indication of many infections, a thorough check-up is required for the diagnosis of the disease.
If a sibling of a child has had interaction with the disease, chances for the child himself to develop the disease are also high. Children can still carry the disease even after being cleared of all symptoms.