Case #1

A 22-year-old previously healthy woman presents to the clinic with a 3-week history of a widespread asymptomatic rash. The patient reports that she has also been experiencing vague systemic symptoms such as malaise and low-grade fevers during this time. She has tried various lotions and over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams, which have not improved the rash. On physical examination, scattered pink papules with fine overlying scales are found, involving the trunk, extremities, and a few on the palms and soles. Cervical and inguinal lymphadenopathy is also present. Other than the skin condition, the patient has no other chronic condition and takes no medications.

Can you diagnose the condition in Case 1?

  1. Pityriasis rosea
  2. Guttate psoriasis
  3. Lichen planus
  4. Secondary syphilis

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