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Varicella

Varicella

A 7-year-old boy presented with generalized polymorphous rash involving the trunk, proximal parts pf extremities and the oral mucosa (soft palate) of three days duration. Usually after 3 days most lesions in chicken pox will be covered with hemorrhagic crustation as evident in this patient.

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Tinea cruris

Tinea cruris

A 28-year-old male presented with a severely-pruritic,  minimally-scaly red plaques involved both crural areas symmetrically of 6 months duration. The patient gave history of applying many potent and super-potent topical corticosteroids with transient partial improvements soon followed by rash extension and increased itchiness and redness. He has been treated with oral griseofulvin with combined topical Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone 2.5% in cream base for 4 weeks with excellent outcome.

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Tinea cruris

Tinea cruris

A 32-year-old male presented with a well-demarcated, red, scaly rash involved both crural areas symmetrically associated with mild itching of 3 months duration. KOH wet mount preparation of lesional scales yielded fungal hyphae and scores. Complete cure was obtained on treatment with oral griseofuvin plus topical clotrimazoler for 4 weeks.

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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum

History

             A 50-year old unlucky woman presented with asymptomatic but disfiguring multiple skin-colored to pinkish papules and nodules involved the face specially the nose and chin of 9 months duration. Many lesions were giant in size and may resemble BCC or Trichoepitheliomas.
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