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Fifteen-minute consultation: The child with a non-blanching rash

Waterfield, Thomas; Dyer, Emma M; Lyttle, Mark


Thomas Waterfield

Emma M Dyer

Mark Lyttle


Its 2am and you are called to review a “well looking child” in the emergency department who has presented with a new non-blanching rash. He has been hot at home with some coryzal symptoms. Mum is worried, she thinks the rash has spread in the last hour!

What are you going to do?

In this article, we discuss the aetiology and initial assessment of non-blanching rashes in children.


Waterfield, T., Dyer, E. M., & Lyttle, M. (2018). Fifteen-minute consultation: The child with a non-blanching rash. Archives of Disease in and Practice Edition, 103(5), 236-240.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 4, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 7, 2018
Publication Date Oct 1, 2018
Journal Archives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition
Print ISSN 1743-0585
Electronic ISSN 1743-0593
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 103
Issue 5
Pages 236-240
Keywords non-blanching rash, meningococcal
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here:


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