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Blistering rash in a young male child

Cathryn Sanders, Hannelie Potgieter


A 3-year-old child was brought to the casualty department at Leratong Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, with severe bullous eruptions on the distal portions of both the upper and lower limbs. He had visited three different general practitioners prior to presentation and had been given several drugs and ointments, including three different classes of antibiotics. During his admission, the diagnosis of linear IgA bullous dermatitis was made. Dapsone and prednisone were given and he recovered well.

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Cathryn Sanders, Paediatrics Department, Leratong Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hannelie Potgieter, Paediatrics Department, Leratong Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dermatology; Paediatrics; Linear IgA bullous dermatitis

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South African Medical Journal 2017;107(7):578-580. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i7.12407

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Date submitted: 2017-06-30
Date published: 2017-06-30

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