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Image Number 2577 (Herpetic whitlow)

 
Morphology:
Pustules

Diagnosis: Herpetic whitlow

Site: Fingertips

Sex: F

Age: 48

Type:

Description: Painful pustules on finger pulps.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

A middle-aged lady suffered sudden excrutiating pain on two finger pulps (thumb and index finger) associated with discrete pustules of three days duration. One week later, the lesions have disappeared on treatment of oral acyclvir and topical fusidic acid cream.



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