Arch Dis Child 98:544 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303229
  • Miscellanea
  • Images in paediatrics

Giant Hogweed burns

  1. Srijana Gautam1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK
  2. 2Department of General Paediatrics, North Tees and Hartlepool Trust, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sharon Maria Probert, Department of General Paediatrics, North Tees and Hartlepool Trust, Hardwick road, Stockton-on Tees TS19 8PE, UK; sprobert{at}
  • Received 6 February 2013
  • Revised 3 March 2013
  • Accepted 10 March 2013
  • Published Online First 4 April 2013

A 13-year-old boy presented to A&E with an erythematous rash on his lower legs, arms and torso after swimming in a local river the previous day. On initial examination, he appeared well and afebrile with several irregularly shaped erythematous lesions that were tender and warm to touch (figure 1A,B). Inflammatory and infection markers were normal but intravenous flucloxacillin was commenced  for …