Neonatal Job's syndrome featuring a vesicular eruption.
A newborn infant who developed a vesicular eruption, clinically indistinguishable from herpetic lesions, eventually developed the classic features of Job's syndrome. The initial ares of involvement included the hands and feet, then the scalp, face, and suprapubic skin. The clear, tense vesicles varied only slightly in size and appeared as isolated, grouped, or confluent lesions on inflamed skin. Many eventually became umbilicated. The more typical eczematous component appeared over the course of the next several months. Although the child initially had an elevated white blood cell count and eosinophilia, his IgE level did not become dramatically elevated until after 1 year of age. Job's syndrome should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis of a vesicular eruption in the newborn.
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