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Involvement of the vermillion border in a severe case of periorificial dermatitis
  1. Vance Tran1,
  2. Vinay Kukreti2,3
  1. 1 Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3 Paediatrics, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vinay Kukreti, Paediatrics, Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.L1G 2B9; vkukreti{at}

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A 6-year-old girl was seen for a persistent facial rash. The rash spontaneously erupted above her upper lip as a cluster of papules and pustules that spread to the nasolabial folds and bilateral lower eyelids over the course of 3 weeks. She was systemically well and presumed to have impetigo. However, she did not improve with oral cephalexin or clindamycin. When seen by us, the clinical characteristics of the rash led us …

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  • Contributors VT wrote the first and final version of the article. VK read the text critically, made corrections, approved the final version and was directly involved in the care of the patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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