Race for the Case

Race for the Case is a clinical quiz feature published quarterly in Directions in Residency — and right here!

Review the case and photos, and submit your answers to the questions below. If you answer correctly, you'll be entered to win a $25 Starbucks gift card. Free coffee and pastries are on the line — what are you waiting for?


A 34-year-old previously healthy male with history of atopic dermatitis presents to an emergency department with three-day history of eruptive painful vesicular rash. Patient reports that he has burning pain all over his head. He has no other associated symptoms. The rash has now spread to his eyelids.

Case submitted by Julia Curtis, MD, a PGY-3 dermatology resident at University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City.

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What is the name of this condition?
What immediate consult would you request?
What additional tests would you perform?
What is the treatment for this condition?
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