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The root cause of a blistering eruption
  1. Natasha Harper1,
  2. Stephen Orpin1,
  3. Anisha Mehta2
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Solihull Hospital, Solihull, UK
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Dudley, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Natasha Harper, Department of Dermatology, Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane, Solihull B91 2JL, UK; Natasha.harper{at}nhs.net

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A 3-year-old girl was referred to paediatrics by her general practitioner with a 2-day history of blisters on her hands. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome was suspected, so intravenous flucloxacillin was started. All observations, including temperature, were within normal limits. Investigations showed normal full blood count and C reactive protein. Dermatology opinion was sought and further history revealed that on the day before the …

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