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Dermatology clinic

A child with sudden onset of dry, hyperpigmented skin

GEOFFREY LEE, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this painless and nonpruritic skin eruption?

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Case presentation

A 10-year-old boy presents with a painless, nonpruritic eruption affecting his neck (Figure). The skin is dry and hyperpigmented. The eruption appeared suddenly during a flare of eczema that is being treated with topical corticosteroid, emollient and a bath oil containing the antiseptic triclosan.

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