A 45-year-old woman presented with a one-week history of fever and generalised rash. She initially had fever and sore throat and subsequently developed shoulder myalgia. She saw her general practitioner who prescribed antihistamines and analgesics. She then developed rashes on the legs. Thinking this could be a drug eruption, the patient consulted her general practitioner again who did not think this was a cutaneous drug eruption. Instead, he prescribed amoxicillin/clavulanate, but the rash spread further to her trunk and upper limbs. The rash was only mildly pruritic. She had no eye, oral or genital symptoms. There was no history of contact with patients with similar illness.
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