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Poison ivy dermatitis
  1. C Colbeck1,
  2. T H Clayton2,
  3. A Goenka1
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton, UK
  2. 2 Department 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}

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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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  • Contributors CH wrote the original manuscript. TH and AG both revised the manuscript critically.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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