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