Bullous Impetigo in a 3-Year-Old Girl
The numerous superficial, rounded, red-based ulcerations on the left buttock of a 3-year-old girl are characteristic of bullous impetigo.
Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in a 2-Year-Old Girl
A toddler was brought to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a rash on her neck and irritability and fever (temperature, 38.3°C [101°F]) of 1 day's duration. The child's mother noticed a red, purulent bump on the girl's hand 2 days before the rash developed.
Herpangina in a 17-Year-Old Boy
Throat pain of 1-day's duration sent this 17-year-old boy for medical evaluation. He had no fever and no other symptoms.
Complaints of pain in an ear prompted the mother of a 4-year-old boy to seek medical consultation for her son. The external ear was red, swollen, and warm. This appearance is typical of erysipelas caused by group A β-hemolytic streptococci.
Complications of Chickenpox
After several days of suffering fever, headache, and malaise, a 17-year-old boy noticed a rash developing over much of his body. He sought medical attention and was admitted to the hospital.
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