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Rash in the returning traveller

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 12 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4343
  1. Stephen James Mounsey, dermatology clinical fellow1,
  2. Francisco Vega-Lopez, consultant in tropical dermatology2
  1. 1Dermatology, University College Hospitals, London, UK
  2. 2Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College Hospitals, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to stephen.mounsey{at}

A 26 year old woman was referred to the dermatology clinic after an itchy rash on her foot (fig 1) had not responded to topical corticosteroids or antifungals.

Fig 1

She reported …

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