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Bleeding varicose veins and a pustular rash

PHILIPPA DICKISON, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

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

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Case presentation

A 54-year-old man presents to the hospital emergency department concerned about bleeding from superficial varicose veins of his lower legs (Figure 1). Over the past week, he has developed a pustular rash. There is no itch or pain.

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