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October 6, 2004

Faux Pox: 2 Case Reports

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(13):1549-1554. doi:10.1001/jama.292.13.1554

To the Editor: We report the sudden outbreak of an exanthematous rash in 2 sibling girls ages 3 and 7 years. The girls, who went to bed healthy the previous evening, presented in the morning with a prominent macular rash. Curiously, the young girls did not appear to be otherwise symptomatic. Instead, the rash was associated with excessive whispering, uncontrolled giggling, and avoidance of eye contact with their parents. When asked if she felt ill, the younger responded, “I have chicken pops!” Subsequent analysis indicated that this was a sly attempt to misdirect the ultimate diagnosis.

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