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What lice beneath

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 28 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2599
  1. Tina M Tian, specialist registrar,
  2. Brigid M Daly, consultant dermatologist,
  3. Caroline M Owen, consultant dermatologist
  1. Department of Dermatology, Royal Blackburn Hospital, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Blackburn, UK
  1. Correspondence to tina.m.tian{at}

A 17 year old boy with no previous history of skin disease was admitted to the medical ward with facial swelling and a widespread itchy, erythematous, papular rash (fig 1 …

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