BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5135
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Vesico-bullous rash caused by pompholyx eczema

  1. Philip Vincent Charlton
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Philip Vincent Charlton, philipvcharlton{at}


A 31-year-old man presented to dermatology with a 4 day history of an intensely itchy, linear, vesicular rash affecting the palms of both hands, on the background of recent exposure to a patient with scabies. The patient had a history of childhood eczema and asthma but no exacerbations in adulthood. Examination and microscopy revealed a vesicular rash …

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