Pruritic Dermatitis – Friday Pop Quiz 10/15/2021

A 57 year-old-female is post-op day 2 from a knee replacement. Dermatology is consulted for the dermatitis seen here. It is pruritic, and has not responded to 1% hydrocortisone. What is the most likely etiology of the physical findings?

A. Allergic contact dermatitis to a soap or other topical application

B. Irritant contact dermatitis due to excessive rubbing during the cleansing process

C. Allergic contact dermatitis to the metal within the joint replacement

D. New-onset psoriasis

E. Phototoxic drug eruption to doxycycline given pre-operatively

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