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An infant with diffuse bullous lesions
  1. Soheila Nasiri1,
  2. Farahnaz Bidari Zerehpoosh2,
  3. Sahar Dadkhahfar1,
  4. Nafiseh Mortazavi2,
  5. Nikoo Mozafari1
  1. 1 Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Loghman-Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nikoo Mozafari, Skin Research Center, Shohada e Tajrish hospital, Tajrish Square, Tehran, Iran; nikoo_md{at}

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Case history, and outcome

A 7-month-old boy was admitted with generalised blisters to the paediatric emergency room. The lesions had first developed on the head and neck, then rapidly spread to the trunk and extremities (figure 1). The patient was ill but not toxic or febrile.

Figure 1

Multiple tense vesicles and haemorrhagic bullae developed on the peau d’orange-like skin on the face and scalp (A) and trunk (B).

Initially bullous impetigo was suspected, and …

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