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A Teen with Persistent Painful Papules and Plaques

Fearful frustrated parents deliver their ill appearing 17-year-old daughter to your office for evaluation of persistent painful papules and plaques associated with high fever, sore throat, and arthralgias (fig1, 2, 3). The eruption first appeared on the distal extremities 3 days ago and has now disseminated to the proximal extremities and trunk. She was sent home from the local emergency room yesterday with instructions to take plenty of fluids and ibuprofen.

Covered with ringworm?

You are asked to evaluate a toddler who has been covered with ringed plaques for 2 months. His exasperated mother has watched the eruption progress despite treatment with topical antifungal creams. The asymptomatic lesions are generalized but most prominent on the extensor surfaces of his arms and flexural surfaces of his legs. What's the diagnosis?

“The worst atopic dermatitis of my life”: a True Dermatologic Emergency

You are called to the emergency room to see an ill looking 13-year-old boy with a severe flare of his atopic dermatitis associated with fever, malaise, and chills for the last week. What’s the diagnosis?