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''This page is for adult patients; for other age groups see [[pediatric rashes]] and [[neonatal rashes]]''
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
 
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{{Primary derm lesions names}}
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==Clinical Features==
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
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{{Purpura DDX}}
  
==[[Visual diagnosis]]==
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==Evaluation==
 
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{{General rashes images}}
 
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{{Bullous rashes images}}
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==Management==
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==Disposition==
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 18:03, 23 July 2016

This page is for adult patients; for other age groups see pediatric rashes and neonatal rashes

Background

Dermatology Nomenclature

Small lesions (<0.5cm)

Name Raised/Palpable Fluid-Filled Other Description Diagram
Macule No None flat, cirumscribed, colored Macule.png
Papule Yes None Solid Papule.png
Vesicle Yes Clear Vesicles (2).png
Pustule Yes Pus Leukocytes or keratin Pustules.png

Large lesions (>0.5cm)

Name Raised/Palpable Fluid-Filled Other Description Diagram
Patch No None Large macule (flat, colored) Patch.png
Plaque Yes None Superficially raised, circumscribed solid area Plaque.png
Nodule Yes None Distinct large papule Nodules.png.png
Bulla Yes Clear Large vesicle/blister or exposed epidermal layer Bulla.png
Wheal Yes Edema Firm and edema of dermis

Other

Ulcer, fissue, and erosion
  • Plaque/scaley papule
  • Eschar
  • Fissure/erosion/ulcer
  • Purpura/petechia
  • Plaque/smooth papule

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Rash

Vesiculobullous rashes

Febrile

Afebrile

Necrotizing rashes

Petechiae/Purpura (by cause)

Evaluation

Rash visual diagnosis

Vesiculobullous rashes visual diagnosis

Management

Disposition

See Also