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Mom Thinks Son's Rash is Poison Ivy - Let's Diagnose

56513088_10156988819988260_3195930798981120000_n.jpgAn 11-year-old boy went to his pediatrician complaining of itchy smooth papules and a fever. These symptoms came on soon after he spent time outside in the heat playing with friends. His mother was worried he may have gotten into poison ivy, but she wasn’t sure.

Could it be viral exanthem? Exanthematous drug eruption? Atopic dermatitis? Miliaria rubra?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx for this case.

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