Featured Derm Dx

Derm Dx: A large mass on the scalp

A 40-year-old African American man presents for evaluation of a mass affecting his posterior scalp, which has enlarged in size during the past 3 to 4 years.

Derm Dx: A dome-shaped growth on the upper thigh

The patient is a 57-year-old man requesting removal of a growth on his left upper thigh. The lesion has been increasing in size for at least 1 year’s duration and is frequently traumatized by clothing.

Derm Dx: A sudden, blotchy rash on the cheeks

The patient is an 18-month-old child who presents for evaluation of a rash affecting both cheeks. The onset was sudden and not preceded by trauma or exposure to excessive heat.

Derm Dx: Elastic skin and scattered scars

A 10-year-old boy presents for evaluation of scattered scars on his ankles and back, which are slightly atrophic and violaceous. He also has highly elastic skin.

Derm Dx: Dark areas on a teenager's trunk

A 14-year-old moderately obese Hispanic female is concerned about dark areas on her trunk, which are asymptomatic but unsightly.

Derm Dx: A growth behind the ear with straw-colored fluid

A 25-year-old woman presents for evaluation of a growth behind her right ear. The lesion was first noted several weeks ago and is asymptomatic but prone to trauma.

Derm Dx: A cluster of moles on a man's back

A 35-year-old man has a family history of skin cancer and requests a full body examination. His wife is especially concerned about a cluster of moles on his back.

Derm Dx: A growth behind the ear

A 58-year-old man presents for evaluation of a growth behind his left ear. The lesion has been present for at least 2 years and is occasionally irritated by hair combing.

Derm Dx: A rash on the cheek and forehead

The patient is a 43-year-old Hispanic man who complains of a rash affecting his right cheek and forehead. The eruption was first noted 3 weeks ago and is asymptomatic.

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