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What causes recurrent boils in a child?

Hi doctor. Continuous development of boils started when my baby was 2 months old. These boils lasts for a couple of days or three. I have been cleaning her boils and pus where in it. After a boil healed, another will develop. I just wanna ask what probably the cause of this? Thanks.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
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Hi...this is called recurrent pyoderma and when this sort of recurrence occurs, it means that we need to suspect and rule out immunodeficiency. if I were your kid's treating pediatrician, I would definitely work her up for immunodeficiency....most Probably Job's syndrome or granulocyte defect.
regards - Dr. Sumanth
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What causes recurrent boils in a child?

Hi...this is called recurrent pyoderma and when this sort of recurrence occurs, it means that we need to suspect and rule out immunodeficiency. if I were your kid s treating pediatrician, I would definitely work her up for immunodeficiency....most Probably Job s syndrome or granulocyte defect. regards - Dr. Sumanth