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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202419
  • Images in emergency medicine

Herpes gladiatorum

  1. Yahya Daneshbod2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Department of Hematopathology, Dr. Daneshbod Pathology Laboratory, Shiraz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hadi Mirfazaelian, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; H-mirfazaelian{at}razi.tums.ac.ir
  • Received 23 January 2013
  • Accepted 24 January 2013
  • Published Online First 14 February 2013

A 21-year-old male wrestler  presented to Emergency Department with 5 days of painful scattered facial rashes after unsuccessful response to 3 days of oral antibiotic. The patient did not have weight loss, headache, eye complaints and fever. The medical history was insignificant for previous skin lesions. On physical examination, there were vesicular lesions measuring about 0.5 cm in diameter on erythematous …


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