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Poison ivy dermatitis
  1. C Colbeck1,
  2. T H Clayton2,
  3. A Goenka1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Dermatology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anu Goenka, Department of Paediatrics, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Bolton BL4 0JR, UK; anugoenka{at}nhs.net

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A previously well 8-year-old girl presented with a florid inflammatory eruption affecting her face and arms. She had initially noticed a linear erythematous lesion on her left cheek. This progressed over 24 h into an itchy vesicular eruption with severe periorbital oedema. A clinical diagnosis of impetigo was made in the absence of any initial history of contact exposure. …

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