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An Itchy, Round Rash on the Back of an Adolescent’s Neck
Alexander K. C. Leung, MD—Series Editor, and Benjamin Barankin, MD
Leung AKC, Barankin B. An itchy, round rash on the back of an adolescent’s neck. Consultant Pediatricians. 2014;13(10):466-469.
A 16-year-old boy presented with an erythematous round rash on the nape. The rash had been first noted 3 months ago, and it had been slowly enlarging. The lesion was slightly itchy.
Incidentally, the child had concomitant tinea pedis. There was no family history of similar skin lesions. He had a dog at home.
On physical examination, an annular, scaly plaque with a well-defined border and a raised leading edge was noted on the nape. There was some degree of central clearing. The rest of the examination findings were unremarkable.