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Case 2: How would you treat this pruritic eruption that resists topical corticosteroids?

Case 2: How would you treat this pruritic eruption that resists topical corticosteroids?

For the past year, a 15-year-old boy has had a pruritic eruption on his shins. His mother suspects that his soccer shin guards are the cause; however, he wears them over his socks. Topical corticosteroids have not been effective.

The patient has a family history of seasonal allergies.

What is your clinical impression?

A. Atopic dermatitis.
B. Dermatophyte infection.
C. Staphylococcal infection.
D. Contact dermatitis.
E. Folliculitis.

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