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Erythema multiforme rash on a 2 year old boy's torso. This is an acute inflammation of the skin that causes a red itchy rash. It may be accompanied by a fever, sore throat, headache or diarrhoea. It can occur as a reaction to certain drugs, or as in this case, secondary to a viral infection. Treatment is with anti-inflammatory drugs and of the underlying condition.
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