Dermatologic Look Alikes

Widespread Erythematous Rash

In Case 1, a 24-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with complaints of new-onset sore throat and fatigue. In Case 2, a 50-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic complaining of a fast-developing pruritic rash after being stung by a wasp.

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

Asymptomatic Hyperpigmented Plaques

A patient presents with asymptomatic hyperpigmented plaques on the neck and upper trunk that have persisted for several weeks despite rigorous scrubbing with soap and water.

Erythematous Lesions on the Arm and Chest

In Case 1, a 24-year-old woman presents to the clinic with a 4-month history of an erythematous annular lesion on the dorsal arm. In Case 2, a 47-year-old non-Hispanic white woman presents to the clinic with a history of a chest lesion for several years. Can you diagnose these conditions?

April 2014 Dermatology CME/CE

April 2014 Dermatology CME/CE

Read the Dermatology Look Alike and two Dermatology Clinics and complete the post test to earn 0.50 CE credits for Nurse Practitioners or 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for Physician Assistants.

Asymptomatic red lesions

Asymptomatic red lesions

Two patients present with asymptomatic red lesions -- a 60-year-old man, whose lesion was present for five years before beginning to bleed, and a 27-year-old man whose lesion doubled in size during a two year period. Can you differentiate between the two?

Bimalar facial rashes

Bimalar facial rashes

A 54-year-old nurse and a 26-year old woman both present with bimalar facial rashes caused by two different things. Can you tell the difference?

Pustular facial eruptions

Pustular facial eruptions

Two patients present with facial pustules, a 35-year-old man and an 18-year old woman. Can you differentiate between these two different dermatologic conditions?

Infant hand and foot blisters

Infant hand and foot blisters

Two patients present with blisters. One has bilateral blister formation on the dorsum of the hands, the other has blisters on the foot, face and diaper regions. Can you differentiate between the two?

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