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.