Make the Diagnosis: Why So Red All Over?

(MedPage Today) — An 8-year-old was seen by her pediatrician because of a sore throat and fever that hadn’t improved after several days. In addition, a petechial rash had started to appear, spreading from her head and neck down her torso. She complained of nausea and appeared ill. Her mother also pointed out that her tongue was unusually red.

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Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: A Painful, Deep Pustule: Part of a Bigger Problem?

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 55-year-old man with a history of inflammatory bowel disease reported a very painful, deep-seated pustule on his leg that looked like it might eventually rupture. He also had a fever and some arthralgia, but he wasn’t sure if they were related.

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Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Rash Rush to the ED

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 43-year-old man went to the emergency department with a symmetrical rash of palpable purpura on his legs. He also complained of a fever and arthralgia, but denied any headache or neck pain. The patient disclosed a current infection with hepatitis C virus.

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Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Itchy Fingers from IV Therapy?

(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 48-year-old woman who was receiving IV immunoglobulin therapy complained to her doctor that over the past few weeks small vesicles had formed along the sides of her fingers. Some had ruptured and become scaly papules. Her fingers were extremely pruritic, and she said it was “driving her crazy.”

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Source: Dermatology