Supported by:

Do You Recognize This Blistering Pruritic Rash?  

A 4-year-old boy with known G6PD deficiency is brought to the pediatrician by his mother with a blistering pruritic rash. On examination, numerous tense vesicles and bullae are seen on his neck, lower abdomen, and extremities. Ulcerative lesions on his buccal mucosa are also noted. Direct immunofluorescence of a skin biopsy later reveals linear deposits of immunoglobulin A (IgA) at the dermoepidermal junction. Which of the following treatments is recommended for this patient?

A. Dapsone
B. Intravenous immunoglobulin
C. Tetracycline
D. Sulfapyridine

Find the answer, discuss this case and more on Figure 1.

Pruritic Rash

About the Ads

Explore cases, quiz yourself, and solve medical mysteries along with thousands of other medical professionals around the world on Figure 1, the free app where doctors expand their clinical knowledge.