Featured Derm Dx
A 34-year-old woman presents with a bleeding mole situated on her upper forehead that has been present for approximately 3 weeks.
A 56-year-old overweight woman presents with a rash affecting her lower abdomen and groin that has been present for 1 year.
A 58-year-old man presents with a mass on his index finger that only recently became bothersome after increasing in size over the past 3 years.
A 75-year-old man presents with a flesh-colored, asymptomatic growth on his right cheek that has persisted for 2 years.
A 57-year-old woman presents with dark spots on her arms that have persisted for several months.
A 65-year-old man presents with an asymptomatic rash on his penis. He denies any recent sexual activity, commencement of new medications, or prior episodes of a similar eruption.
A 66-year-old woman presents with a flesh-colored nodule in the left medial canthus that had been previously removed but has since grown back.
A 52-year-old man presents with a growing lesion on his right forearm that has developed following prolonged sun exposure.
A 24-year-old man presents to his clinician with acute-onset rash that developed on his left cheek and scalp.
A 21-year-old baseball player presents for evaluation of multiple erythematous papules and occasional pustules on his chest and back.
A 70-year-old woman presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic growth on her right wrist.
A 30-year-old Hispanic man requests laser removal of cosmetically bothersome coarse hairs on his lower extremity.
A 42-year-old avid tennis player is referred by his primary care provider for evaluation of a pigmented area on his right big toe nail.
A 91-year-old man is referred by his barber for assessment of a growth on his scalp. Although he had been told by a physician that it was “basal cell” cancer, he had no further follow-up.
A 56-year-old Hispanic man presents with a moderately itchy rash affecting his neck and lower cheek. Despite treatment with various steroid creams, the rash persisted.
A 63-year-old Hispanic woman presents with an abrupt onset of hair loss, first noted 6 weeks ago. Examination reveals diffuse thinning without evidence of scarring.
The patient is a 42-year-old man requesting removal of a growth located on his right armpit. He is moderately obese and gives no history of systemic disease.
A 44-year-old Hispanic man presents for evaluation of a rash of 2 days’ duration. Lesions originated on his face and rapidly spread to his trunk, back, and upper extremities.
A 47-year-old man presents for evaluation of a rash. The rash developed 24 hours after perioperative administration of vancomycin following a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
An 84-year-old man requests removal of a lesion on his cheek due to chronic irritation from shaving. The growth has been present for several months and is otherwise asymptomatic.
The patient is a 52-year-old woman who complains of pain at the base of a fingernail. The condition was first noted 3 days ago and initially drained pus.
The patient is a 62-year-old Hispanic woman seeking treatment for an itchy rash affecting both hands. The dermatitis is of at least 2 years in duration.
A 60-year-old man requests consultation for severely dry skin. Examination reveals marked xerosis with a fish scale pattern of both lower legs.
A 74-year-old woman presents for treatment of a bothersome lesion on her thumb. A flesh-colored, semitranslucent nodule is noted between the proximal nailfold and the distal interphalangeal joint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 14-year-old moderately obese Hispanic female is concerned about dark areas on her trunk, which are asymptomatic but unsightly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The patient is an 86-year-old man with a 4-decade history of skin rashes. The rash was first noted on his thigh and over time spread to his arms and trunk and is occasionally itchy.
A 27-year-old man presents with an asymptomatic rash of the lower extremities, which developed about 1 month prior. The rash started on the ankles and spread upward.
A 31-year-old man presents to a homeless clinic complaining of a papular rash located on the occipital region of his scalp. The rash initially began several years earlier.
A 53-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, alcohol abuse, and amphetamine dependence presents with painful wounds on the bilateral antecubital fossa.
A 33-year-old Malaysian woman requests removal of a blue–black growth on her right hand. The lesion has been present for several years and is asymptomatic but unsightly.
A 42-year-old woman presents with a sudden onset of itchy, reddened macules on her trunk. Stroking her skin induces localized erythema and edema.
A mother brings in her 13-day-old baby for evaluation of facial lesions. Noted on examination are flesh-colored lesions located in front of both ears.
A Hispanic woman brings her 15-year-old daughter for evaluation of hair loss at the front of her scalp. Diffuse thinning of the frontal and temporal regions is noted.
A 76-year-old man is referred for evaluation of an asymptomatic eruption that began on his legs about 2 weeks ago and is now spreading to his trunk.
A 16-year-old female presents with dermatitis that appeared suddenly after a streptococcal throat infection 10 days earlier. She is otherwise in good health and takes no oral medications.
A 7-month-old Hispanic female child presents for evaluation of a scaling dermatitis of several weeks in duration affecting her scalp and face.
An 18-year-old Caucasian male presents for evaluation of a growth on his leg that he first noted in early childhood. During the past several years, the lesion has increased in size and has darkened in color.
A 33-year-old woman presents with a hard, fixed nodule of the left lower leg. She states that it developed approximately 2 years ago after she fell and hit her leg on a table. On examination, a firm 1-cm nodule of the left lower leg with a slightly bluish tint is noted.
A 37-year-old Caucasian man presents to the emergency department with a red and itchy rash for the past 7 days. He states that he recently returned home from a week-long vacation on the Florida coastline.
A 73-year-old man presents with a lesion above his lip, of approximately 1 year in duration. The site is traumatized by shaving but is otherwise asymptomatic. Examination reveals a 2-mm flesh-colored papule with an indented center.
A 52-year-old woman with a history of chronic vertebral disk problems and lumbar surgery is referred for evaluation of a discoloration affecting her buttocks and lower back. Examination reveals hyperpigmented confluent macules in a mesh-like pattern.