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A 4-month-old infant is brought to the office by his parents who are concerned of a recent rash. The infant is crying and has a erythematous, pruritic rash that affects his face, forearms, thighs, and scalp as noted in Figure A. The patients vitals are T 97.8, HR 110, BP 90/60, RR 18. Of note, the mother admits to a medical history of significant allergies, and the father suffers from asthma, treated by albuterol. Which of the following is the best diagnosis?
Varicella Zoster Virus
Herpes Simplex Virus
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A 13-year-old female comes to your office complaining of dry, scaling skin (FIgure A). She is particularly concerned about the appearance of her skin around her peers. She indicates that she did not start having problems until she was 5 years of age, after which her skin has progressively become drier and scalier. She has tried all types of over-the-counter moisturizers with no resolution. What is the most likely diagnosis?