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Erythema multiforme-like eruption in a 3-year-old boy
  1. Iria Neri,
  2. Camilla Loi,
  3. Michela Magnano,
  4. Colombina Vincenzi,
  5. Michelangelo La Placa,
  6. Annalisa Patrizi
  1. Department of Specialized, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Camilla Loi, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, via Massarenti 1, Bologna 40138, Italy; camilla.loi30{at}

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A 3-year-old boy presented with a 4-day history of fever and diffuse itchy eruption, spreading from the face. His medical history was unremarkable, except for a recent diagnosis of adenoidal hypertrophy treated with oral betamethasone sodium phosphate for 10 days followed by budesonide nebuliser.

Physical examination showed erythematous patches with mild scaling of the face and, on the forearms, hands and legs, fixed hive-like target lesions (figure 1), with …

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  • Contributors IN, CL, MM, CV, MLP, AP had visited the patient, made diagnosis and contributed to write the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.