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Itchy, Acne-Like Rash on a Boy’s Face and Upper Arms

Itchy, Acne-Like Rash on a Boy’s Face and Upper Arms


HISTORY

An 11-year-old boy with 4-month history of acnelike rash on his face and both upper arms. Rash is associated with redness and itching. Application of adapalene gel resulted in no change.

Patient has history of chronic otitis media. He is otherwise healthy.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Erythema and follicular papules noted in maxillary and preauricular areas bilaterally. Erythema and hyperkeratotic follicular papules noted on both upper arms. Both external ears and pinnae are erythematous.

No evidence of alopecia, eyebrow thinning, follicular atrophy, or scarring.

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