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Childhood chilblains is an uncommon and invalidant disease
  1. I Gardinal-Galera1,
  2. C Pajot2,
  3. C Paul1,
  4. J Mazereeuw-Hautier1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse Cedex, France
  2. 2Department of Pediatry, Hôpital des Enfants, Toulouse Cedex, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr J Mazereeuw-Hautier, Department of Dermatology, Paul Sabatier University, CHU Larrey, 24 chemin de Pouvourville, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France; mazereeuw-hautier.j{at}chu-toulouse.fr

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Chilblains are tender, inflammatory skin lesions localized on the extremities and induced by exposition to cold. It is considered as a frequent and benign disease that can occur during childhood. Nevertheless, there is limited data on childhood chilblains. In this retrospective series, we report here the clinical and evolutive features of 10 affected children seen in the Dermatology Department of Toulouse between 2004 and 2009. A standardised questionnaire was filled for each patient by the same clinician (IG-G).

There were nine girls and one boy. Their characteristics are reported in table 1. Patients 2 and 3 were siblings and had a family history of …

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