Facial dermatitis in a healthy 9-year-old boy

Ashley Hiep, Elissa Gross

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This case report describes a boy who presented to the hospital with worsening facial rash and fevers. He had previously been prescribed mometasone cream for rosacea, which his mother applied daily for about 45 days. After a biopsy was performed, he was diagnosed with acneiform dermatitis likely secondary to topical corticosteroid use complicated by demodex folliculitis and a superimposed bacterial infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalJAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022


  • acneiform dermatitis
  • demodex mites
  • facial rash
  • mometasone
  • rosacea
  • steroid overuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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