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Can Fam Physician. 2008 February; 54(2): 193.
PMCID: PMC2278307

Question: Can you identify this condition?

Hanan Al-Hammadi, MD CCFP IBCLC
Family medicine consultant and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in primary care in Doha, Qatar
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A 9-year-old girl presents with a mild fever and a moderately pruritic rash on her left lower abdomen. The lesions began 3 days before, with small blisters discharging a clear yellowish fluid. The blisters progressively enlarged despite treatment with a topical antibiotic ointment. She is taking no other medications and her medical history is unremarkable.

The most likely diagnosis is

  1. Allergic contact dermatitis
  2. Atopic dermatitis
  3. Tinea corporis
  4. Bullous impetigo
  5. Bullous pemphigoid

Answer on page 197

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