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Dermatology clinic

A young boy with a painful facial lesion

Victoria Harris, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the painful ulcerated lesion on this child’s face?

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Case presentation

A six-year-old boy presents with a slowly enlarging lesion in the preauricular area (Figure). The lesion was initially asymptomatic but has recently ulcerated and become painful. He has been treated with a five-day course of flucloxacillin, with no improvement.

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