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Annular erythema of infancy
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Case 1: A 9-year-old boy presents with a 2-day history of a maculopapular eruption, with lesions converging to reddish plaques on the malar eminences, sparing the perioral region, forehead and nose (figure 1A). The lesions were exacerbated by exposure to sun and heat. Four days later, a lacy rash appeared on the trunk, limbs and buttocks, not sparing palms and soles (figure 1B). His parents denied any prior use of medication. No fever, arthralgias and/or arthritis was present.
Case 2: A 3-year-old boy presents with a personal history of allergic rhinitis and a family history of atopy (mother with atopic dermatitis). About 24 h ago, his parents noticed a maculopapular rash on his trunk and limbs, which had a burning sensation and a slight itch. The lesions were well circumscribed, blanching, erythematous plaques with pale centres, fleeting nature, with the skin returning to its normal appearance in 24 h (figure 2). He had low fever and a coryza 2 days before the onset …
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