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An erythematous and itchy rash in a child

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer



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Article Extract

Case presentation

A 10-year-old girl presents with an itchy rash on her chest. On examination, an erythematous and raised plaque with a pale centre is observed (Figure 1). She has had a flu-like illness for the past week.