The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 82, Issue 9, pp 805–808 | Cite as

Vesiculobullous Disorders in Children

  • Sahana M. SrinivasEmail author
  • Preeti K. Sheth
  • Ravi Hiremagalore
Original Article



To study the frequency and clinical pattern of vesiculobullous disorders in children.


A retrospective chart review of all children diagnosed with vesiculobullous disorders over a period of 36 mo from January 2011 through December 2013 was performed. All children 18 y and below were included in the study.


A total of 213 children presenting with vesiculobullous lesions were examined during the study period. Vesiculobullous disorders constituted 3.6 % of the total 5889 dermatoses seen during this period. The most common vesiculobullous disorder in children was infections (129, 60.6 %), followed by genodermatoses (35, 16.4 %), inflammatory disorders (33, 15.5 %), drug reaction (7, 3.3 %) and trauma (5, 2.3 %). Autoimmune and metabolic disorders constituted 1.4 % (three children) and 0.5 % (one child) respectively.


This study highlights the varied spectrum of vesiculobullous disorders seen in the pediatric population. Cutaneous infections and inherited disorders were the most common disorders observed in the present study.


Vesiculobullous Infections Genodermatoses Pediatric age group 



SMS: Concept, design, literature search, manuscript preparation; PKS: Data analysis; RH: Manuscript editing and review. RH will act as guarantor for this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sahana M. Srinivas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Preeti K. Sheth
    • 1
  • Ravi Hiremagalore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric DermatologyIndira Gandhi Institute of Child HealthBangaloreIndia

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