September 2015 PEM Pearl

This 2 year-old has fever and rash for 3 days.


A) Super-infected eczema


B) Scarlet fever


C) Viral exanthem


D) Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome



The correct answer is B. The characteristic Pestia’s lines on the antecubital fossa suggest scarlet fever. The first correct responder is Dr. Adam Davidson who will receive a complimentary one-day registration to the 2016 Annual Update conference on May 13-14.


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