THE CASE: The mother of a 6-year-old child brings her to your office because of a pruritic rash that has been present for several days. The rash did not respond to hydrocortisone(Drug information on hydrocortisone) cream and has continued to spread along the patient's left side.
What is the likely cause of the child's rash?
- Herpes zoster virus infection (shingles).
- Eczema herpeticum.
- Poison ivy.