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Dermatology clinic

A child with a palpable and purpuric eruption

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this unusual oedematous eruption?

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Case presentation

An 8-month-old boy presents with an oedematous and purpuric eruption affecting the trunk (Figure). He has had a mild fever for the past 24 hours, but at presentation he appears to be happy and active.

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