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Image Number 2247 (Herpes simplex)


Diagnosis: Herpes simplex

Site: Ear

Sex: M

Age: 6


Description: Grouped blisters and pustules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Unilateral, grouped, blisters with crustation associated with excruciating pain involved the posterior surface of the left auricle of 4-5 days duration. It was diagnosed as impetiginized herpes simples, One week course of oral cephalexin and pain killer gave good improvement.  

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