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Please instruct your friend to take this child immediately to the hospital for evaluation. It is possible that they have contracted a severe bacterial infection which is causing the peeling and blistering of the skin. What concerns us the most is that he is having difficulty breathing and lost weight. In a child as young as your friends, this can be life threatening. Please seek medical attention immediately.
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