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Implications for practice

  • Mimickers are often presented by parents who are unable to explain the cause of injury; full and careful history must always be taken
  • Careful history of sun and possible psoralen exposure must be sought when a blistering rash occurs de novo
  • Consideration must be given to traditional remedies, particularly in South Asian populations
  • Skin disorders are characterised by progression of the lesions; swabs for culture and sensitivity are advised
  • Congenital curvilinear hyperpigmentation may be mistaken for contact burns to posterior calf in infants


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