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February 2004

Vesicular Eruption on the Trunk and in Intertriginous Folds—Quiz Case

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Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(2):231-236. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.2.231-e

The dermatology consultation service was asked to evaluate a 3-year-old African American boy with a 1-day history of numerous vesicles on his trunk and in intertriginous folds. He had a history of sickle cell disease and had been admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit for treatment of acute chest syndrome. He was febrile and on a multidrug regimen, including erythromycin, cefotaxime sodium, vancomycin hydrochloride, fentanyl citrate, and famotidine. The rash developed rapidly during his hospital stay.

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