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Diagnostic challenge

What is the diagnosis:
1.  Dermatitis herpetiformis
2.  Impetigo
3.  Measles
4.  Secondary syphilis
5.  Varicella  (Chickenpox)

Make your best diagnosis and commit in a comment.  The answer will be posted tomorrow!!!

(Image from NEJM)


Anonymous said…
I'm paralyzed without a clinical vignette XD

Looks like chickenpox to me.
Mel said…
Sandra said…
I vote for chickenpox.
I think Measles but it should be all over the body ..
sherri said…
I think it's dermatitis herpetiformis.
gradydoctor said…
"Dewdrop on a rose petal" lesions suggest something herpetic. My vote goes to an awful case of disseminated Varicella Zoster in an adult--especially if she were pregnant.

If it ain't that, dermatitis herpetiformis!

(Answer sent while riding on shuttle at the ACP meeting. You here?)
Sarah G said…
Chicken Pox - Varicella.
Anonymous said…
Secondary syphilis
KM said…
Chicken Pox
KM said…
Chicken Pox.
The Phantom said…
Dermatitis herpetiformis.. generalized. At first blush I thought impetigo. So much for first impressions..
Anonymous said…
Part of me wanted to go with dermatitis herpetiformis, but it looks like a few of those lesions are at different stages.

I'm not positive, but wouldn't that be evidence against DH/in favor of varicella?

Don't keep us waiting any longer Dr. Brayer!
Alexander said…
Looks like a chickenpox.
Barbara B said…
What or where is the answer?
Barbara B said…
What or where is the answer?
Barbara B said…
What or where is the answer?
Toni Brayer, MD said…
Hi Barb 1283: Go to the right sidebar that says "search this blog" and enter April 8, 2011. You will find the answer there.
Anonymous said…
its HD or Candida...I know because I have it and have for a year and am losing my mind and beautiful body as a result of this shit

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