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What is the diagnosis?

Susan Burge and Dinny Wallis

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199558322
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729843 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199558322.003.0004

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

What is the diagnosis?

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Epidemiology of skin disease - Reaching the diagnosis - Generalized rash in a sick patient - Itch - Linear patterns and sharp demarcations - Scaly or hyperkeratotic red rashes - Smooth red rashes - Red faces - Red legs and leg ulcers - Hands, feet, and other extremities - Flexural rashes - Pustules - Blisters - Nodules or induration - Eyes, mouth, and genitalia - Change in skin colour - Skin of colour - Hair: too much or too little - Funny nails

Relevant pages in other chapters

Leg ulcers—see Boxes 15.1 and 15.2,

Skin tumours—seeChapter 17,

Chapter.  12116 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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