Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Case Study of the Month- August

Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA 

Children’s National Medical Center




 A 2-year- old female presents to an  ED in the Northeastern United States in early November with the following rash.  The patient’s mother states that the rash began as a slightly smaller blister with a white center 3 days earlier, and it gradually grew to its present size since that time.  The parent also reports that the patient was with her 17-year-old sister as she was curling and styling her hair 3 days ago, and she is not sure what happened, but denies any trauma.

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Given the history and the images shown, which of the following is most likely etiology for this blister?

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