An 11 years old child presented with itchy and hyperpigmented plaques in cubital and popliteal fossa as shown below. A most probable diagnosis is
Answer- A. Atopic dermatitis
- The most probable diagnosis in this child, who presents with itchy and hyperpigmented plaques in cubital and popliteal fossa is atopic dermatitis.
- Atopic Dermatitis (AD): The clinical presentation often varies with age. Half of the patients with AD present within the first year of life, and 80%, present by 5 years of age. About 2.5-8.7 % ultimately co-express allergic rhinitis or asthma. The infantile pattern is characterized by weeping inflammatory patches and crusted plaques on the face, neck, and extensor surfaces. The childhood and adolescent patterns are typified by dermatitis of flexural skin, particularly in the antecubital and popliteal fossae.”