Purpuric pustules can present diagnostic challenges. However, the ability to correctly identify these lesions can be of crucial—even lifesaving—importance in caring for ill children. The 2 dermal inflammatory processes pictured here are both associated with serious bacterial infections. The lesion on the bottom top (A) is typically seen with symptoms of fever and sore joints, while the lesions on the bottom (B) are usually seen in patients who have fever and flu-like symptoms.
Can you identify the 2 infectious processes?