Dermatology Archives - Clinical Advisor


DermDx: Large Growths on Head and Arm

A 38-year-old man is referred for evaluation of a 1.5-cm, tender, nonhealing lesion located on the back of his head. The lesion was misdiagnosed in the ED as an abscess; when lanced, ED clinicians discovered a solid mass. What is the best diagnosis for this case?

DermDx: Growth on Child’s Cheek

A 10-year-old girl is bought in for evaluation after her parents recently noted a growth located on her right cheek. What is the likely diagnosis?

DermDx: Large Growth on Back

A 74-year-old man is referred for evaluation of a growth on his back, which was first noted approximately 3 months ago. What is the best diagnosis for this lesion?

DermDx: Nodule on the Arm

A 54-year-old woman visits the dermatology clinic requesting removal of a bothersome growth on her left arm. Can you make the diagnosis?

DermDx: Diffuse Rash Affecting Fingertips

A 28-year-old woman presents with fever and a diffuse rash that extends to her fingertips. A year ago the patient was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus. What is your diagnosis?

DermDx: Red Nodule on Scalp

During a skin examination, a protuberant reddened nodule is found on the scalp of a 62-year-old man that was partially covered by his hair. Can you make the diagnosis?

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