An 8-year-old boy with a linear lesion on the nose

Higgins, A.; Chamlin, S. L.

Pediatr Ann. 2013 Jan 16; 42(1):1-2


CME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES1.Recognize the transverse nasal crease and its association.2.Identify treatment options for milia in the nasal crease.3.Identify cutaneous findings associated with atopy in children. An 8-year-old male presented for evaluation of a lesion across his nasal bridge. This had been worsening and getting more prominent over the last 6 months. He frequently rubbed his nose with the palm of his hand due to rhinitis. His medical history was significant for asthma, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and resolved peanut allergy. He lived with his parents and was the youngest of five children. The boy's family history was significant for atopy in parents, and a sister with anaphylaxis to tree nuts. There was no family history of severe or scarring acne vulgaris. Review of systems was normal.

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