generalized, disseminated

Loose lax kid

You are asked to evaluate a 9-year-old boy with a history of loose baggy scars resulting from wounds on his shins that took 2 months to heal following minor trauma. He is camera shy about his legs but demonstrates his rubbery skin (fig. 1) and double jointedness (fig. 2). What’s the diagnosis?

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.

A red scaly baby

A frantic mother brings her 6-week-old daughter to you for evaluation of a generalized scaly eruption which has blossomed over the last 10 days (Fig.1, 2). The baby is thriving and asymptomatic, and the skin lesions have defied therapy with topical antibiotics, topical antifungals, and emollients. What's the diagnosis?