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An unidentified rash

An unidentified rash

What could it be?

Pharmacist Ashley is busy serving at the counter when Mrs Smith comes to the pharmacy with her granddaughter Tracy and asks to speak in the consultation room.

“My 10-year-old granddaughter has come up with a rash,” says Mrs Smith, who describes the rash as a pink oval skin patch on her chest. “It seems to be spreading to her back and neck.”

Ashley notices a feature of the appearance of the rash. She remembers recently reading about a skin condition called pityriasis rosea and suspects it could be that. Ashley asks a few probing questions to rule out other potential causes.

“Is Tracy allergic to anything such as food products, pets or dust?” Ashley asks. To which Mrs Smith replies that

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