Derm Dx: Abrupt skin eruption after brain surgery

A dermatology consult is called to the neurosurgical unit of a children’s hospital for a 16-year-old male patient who developed a rash on his face, chest and lateral upper arms after a surgery.

The patient was admitted to the hospital with headaches and seizures and was subsequently found to have a high-grade anaplastic astrocytoma that invaded the brain stem. A craniotomy ...