rash

Teenaged girl distressed by persistent rashA 16-year-old girl presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic brown rash over her central chest and back that developed over the preceding 6 months. She is embarrassed by the appearance.
Girl’s papular rash will not respond to treatmentThe mother of a healthy 5-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of 2 itchy plaques on her right ankle that have worsened over the last 10 days despite treatment for possible tinea corporis with topical clotrimazole 1% ointment and hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment. A fungal culture is pending.
Linear papular eruption grows on boy’s neckA father brings his 12-year-old son to the clinic for evaluation of a skin eruption that has been on the back of the boy’s neck for a year, but which just began to extend behind his ear. The rash is asymptomatic, and the otherwise healthy patient is annoyed that he has to spend a beautiful morning in a physician’s office.
Vesicular rash in an infant with eczemaThe parents of a healthy 6-month-old boy with eczema bring him to the office for evaluation of a rapidly progressive rash on his arms, legs, face, and back. He had a low-grade fever and loose stools for 2 days last week.
Toddler with lesions on cheeks, ears, and armsAlarmed parents bring their healthy 14-month-old son to the office for evaluation of a rash that appeared on his face and arms 3 days ago. He had a fever and runny nose at that time, but the fever has since resolved and he is behaving normally.
Young violinist notes persistent red patchA healthy 14-year-old girl who is an avid violin player is brought to the office for evaluation of facial acne. The examination notes a rash on her left neck that has been present for a few years. The patch is mildly tender and itchy but otherwise asymptomatic.
When rash and fever become an emergencyRashes and fevers are among the most common complaints seen in the pediatrician’s office. The differential diagnosis is often large and ranges from entities the pediatrician sees commonly such as erythema infectiosum to the less common diseases such as Kawasaki syndrome, to more potentially serious conditions such as vaccine preventable illnesses and everything in between.
Purple papules pop up after antibiotic courseThe mother of a 17-year-old boy frantically brings him to the office for evaluation of an itchy, burning rash that started on his hands 1 hour ago.
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitis
Preventive measures help to manage diaper dermatitisBoth common and uncommon causes of diaper dermatitis have to be recognized in order to develop an effective plan to treat diaper dermatitis, a condition that is highly frequent in infants, according to a staff physician in pediatric dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Rash treatment can have long-term implicationsTreating a rash in a pediatric patient undergoing cancer therapy can have long-term health implications.