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Periorificial crusting and acral desquamation



This poorly nourished 2-year-old girl developed asymptomatic erythema and crusting of the periorificial areas of the face over last one month. Desquamation of the distal phalanges of the fingers and the toes was also noted. Please take a look at the images and share your comments regarding the differential diagnosis.

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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