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Dermatology clinic

A severe erythematous eruption with associated exfoliation

EMILY FORWARD, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is this worsening skin eruption and how should the patient be managed?

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Case presentation

A 56-year-old man presents with a gradually worsening, pruritic, erythematous eruption involving about 90% of his body surface area, with associated exfoliation (Figures 1a and b). Yellow hyperkeratosis is noted on his palms and soles.

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