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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.

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Dark Patch of Skin

Case #1 A 1-month old male infant whose family recently moved to the area presents to your office to establish care. The patient’s father says that he was born with “a patch of raw skin,” but he cannot recall the specific diagnosis. The patient is otherwise healthy and developing normally; there is no family history…

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Scaling rash on the palms

Case #1 A 56-year-old woman presents with a 2-month history of a very itchy rash on the palm of her right hand. Another provider had prescribed a triamcinolone cream that offered improvement in the first few days of use, after which the rash spread and became worse. The patient has a family history of psoriasis,…

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Enlarging brown spots

Case #1 A woman, aged 65 years, presents for evaluation of a “mole” or spot that has been present on her arm for a few years. She says that the spot that worried her was slightly bigger than the rest of the “brown spots” on her body, it had increased slightly in size, and it…

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Small, vascular, red and violet lesions

Case #1 A woman, aged 45 years, presents for a routine skin check and complains of bright red spots on her chest and abdomen. She reports that these spots have increased in number over the years. The patient developed the first lesion when she was aged approximately 30 years. She states some lesions have also…

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Achromatic patches

Case #1 A white woman, aged 35 years, presents with an achromatic lesion on her neck. She recalls the spot being present for many years. She states the area occasionally gets darker in the sun. She denies any previous rash or erythema in the area. The lesion is asymptomatic and has not grown in size.…

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Pink-to-red scaly raised lesions

Case #1 A man, aged 60 years, presents with a 1-year history of a red scaly lesion on his hand. The lesion feels rubbery and soft. It sometimes bleeds and is occasionally painful when he scratches or with any friction. He has no personal or family history of skin cancer. The lesion has grown in…

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