Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Shrunk the Kids

This is a 5 year old had a "bumpy rash" that started out on his face a week ago which then became red and finally turned into this. The lesions are painful but not itchy. There are no systemic symptoms.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

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2 comments:

Suheil said...

Impetigo?

Craig Chen said...

yep! good job!
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I Shrunk the Kids

Impetigo begin as papules that progress to vesicles with surrounding erythema that evolve into pustules with thick adherent golden "honey-colored" crusts. The principal pathogen is Staph aureus.

Sources: UpToDate; knol.google.com.