Part 4 | Differential Diagnosis of an Unusual Rash

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If you can accurately describe a rash and have taken a basic patient history, you are very close to a diagnosis. While the “common lists” can serve as a foundational dermatology curriculum for medical student education and help with common disease diagnosis, arriving at a diagnosis when a patient presents with an unusual rash and a complex medical history can be challenging.

Case Study

Consider a 28-year-old patient who has recently returned from work with the Peace Corps in Haiti and is presenting with widespread, blanching macules and a prominent fever.

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Continue to Part 5: Common and Serious Dermatologic Conditions →

Published on 10/27/2016 | Last updated on 05/12/2017