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Dermatology clinic

A boy with a purpuric rash of sudden onset

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this purpuric rash?

Article Extract

Case presentation

A 10-year-old boy presents to the emergency department of his local hospital with a purpuric rash of sudden onset on his buttocks and legs (Figures 1a and b). He has a fever and headache.

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