When is a rash not ‘just’ a rash? A guide to recognition and treatment of paediatric dermatological emergencies

Published:October 29, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paed.2020.10.006


      Paediatricians are often asked to review patients with a rash. We all know the potential sinister causes of the non-blanching rash and can recognize the ‘viral rash’ which is a staple paediatric presentation. However, there are a myriad of other paediatric rashes of varying aetiology occurring alone and in association with systemic diseases. Paediatric dermatological emergencies are thankfully rare, but there are a few serious acute presentations that paediatricians should be aware of. This article will cover how to recognize and manage the most serious emergency presentations.


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