Clinical correlation of inflammatory skin lesions

5 clinical keys to diagnosis

-Type of lesions-very very important
-Region of body affected- also important
-Distribution of lesions-not that important
-Color-somewhat important
-Configuration/shape-less important
-Summary- pertinent history and complete skin examination is best key.

8 clinical diagnostic groups

-Vesicular bullous-vesicles or bullae
-Papular mini-vesicular- vesicles less than 2 mm
-Papulonodular-non red nodule, no scale or crust
-Vascular dominant-red macule, papule or nodule w/o epidermal changes
-Pigmentary-brown, black, white or yellow lesions
-Tumor –large papules or nodules

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