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Juvenile spring eruption: a seasonal rash
  1. Claire Hope,
  2. Gita Modgil
  1. Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Claire Hope, Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, Somerset, UK; clairesalter{at}

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A boy aged 14 years presented with itchy small red lumps on the helix of each ear the morning after playing a preseason cricket match for his local club (figures 1 and 2). These lumps evolved into blisters then crusted and healed without scarring over a 10-day period. He was systemically well with no temperatures or other skin lesions, but found to have mild cervical lymphadenopathy. The lumps were noted to recur the following year at the …

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  • Contributors GM identified the patient and condition and supported CH in writing this article.

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