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A pruritic rash in a traveller

PHILIPPA DICKISON, Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this intensely pruritic rash on the hands and arms?

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Case presentation

A 45-year-old man presents with an intensely pruritic rash. On examination, multiple fixed erythematous papules are noted on his hands and arms (Figures 1a and b). He is otherwise well and has recently returned from an overseas trip.

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