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Tender Honey-Colored Lesion With “Stuck-on” Crust

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Authors: 

ALEXANDER K. C. LEUNG, MD
University of Calgary

BENJAMIN BARANKIN, MD
Toronto Dermatology Centre


Citation: 

Consultant. 2013;53(3):161-163

  

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impetigo

HISTORY

A 5-year-old boy presented with a lesion on his left cheek. It began a week earlier as a small erythematous macule that later became excoriated and had been enlarging. The originally mildly pruritic lesion had become tender.

Past health unremarkable. No personal or family history of skin problems.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

An erythematous, eroded plaque was observed on the left cheek. A yellow-brown “stuck-on” crust covered the superficial erosion. Remaining examination findings normal.

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