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Winter 2000, Vol. 8 No. 4

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2000) 8, 197

Dermato-venereological Quiz

Dermato-venereological Quiz

W. S. Lam

A 51-year-old man presented with a progressive erythematous rash over buttocks (Figure 1.1), thighs, legs and particularly the extensor aspect of knees (Figure 1.2) and elbows for 1 year. Necrotic crust was present over some lesions. Scalp and nails were normal. There was no systemic symptom. A 37-year-old woman presented with an erythematous rash over face, upper trunk (Figure 2.1) and limbs (Figure 2.2) for three days, soon after started on carbamazepine for epilepsy. Pustules were noted over the chest area. She had a low-grade fever and leucocytosis on investigation (white blood cell = 15.2x10 9 /L, 49% neutrophil, 34% lymphocyte, 9% eosinophil, 8% monocyte). There was no mucosal involvement.