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Case 3: What clue in the history points to the cause of this rash?

Case 3: What clue in the history points to the cause of this rash?

The mother of a 10-year-old boy brings him for evaluation of a persistent rash on his shins of a few months’ duration. The rash has not responded to topical corticosteroids.

The patient is an avid soccer player.

What do you suspect?

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

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