Case Notes

Welcome to the DermQuest Case Notes section where you can review unknown dermatology cases. 

Each of these medical case notes will describe a patient history and initial evaluation. Enter your diagnosis to reveal potential treatment (in general or specific terms), follow-up evaluation, and a summary of the condition and case overall.

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Herpes simplex virus (HSV) occurs in 2 common locations: orofacial (usually due to HSV-1) and genital (usually due to HSV-2).

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Seborrheic dermatitis can be limited to the scalp, but it also can involve the face and any hairy or intertriginous area and rarely can even progress to a generalized erythroderma.

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Chancroid

Timothy Berger Bruce Wintroub

Saturday, January 01, 2011

The diagnosis of chancroid is usually clinical, although improved culture techniques allow isolation of the causative organism H. ducreyi. The therapeutic strategy is to eliminate the pathogenic microorganism.

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Featured Case

History
A 42-year-old healthy female works as a dishwasher, but does not wear gloves. She presents for evaluation and management of painful erosions on the hands and nail-fold changes over several weeks.

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Featured Case

Papular Eruption on the Limbs of a 12-year-old Female
Case Note: Papular Eruption on the Limbs
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Papular Eruption on the Back of the Knees of an 8-year-old Female
Case Note: Papular Eruption on the Back of the Knees
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Annular Eruption on the Hands of a 38-year-old Healthy Male
Pustules and Scarring on the Back of the Neck of a 22-year-old Healthy Male
Case Note: Pustules and Scarring on the Back of the Neck
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Pruritic Eruption on the Elbows and Lower Back–Posterior Thigh Region of a 35-year-old Female
Case Note: Pruritic Eruption on the Elbows and Lower Back–Posterior Thigh Region
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White Papules and Plaques on the Tongue of a 37-year-old Male
Case Note: White Papules and Plaques on the Tongue
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Purpuric Papules and Plaques on the Arms and Legs of a 40-year-old Female
Case Note: Purpuric Papules and Plaques on the Arms and Legs
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Tender Nodules on the Arms and Hands of a 48-year-old Female
Case Note: Tender Nodules on the Arms and Hands
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Painful Cysts on the Body of a 21-year-old Male
Case Note 25: Painful Cysts on the Body
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Papular Eruption on the Toes of a 39-year-old Healthy Female
Painful Ulcers in the Mouth of a 20-year-old Male
Case Note: Painful Ulcers in the Mouth
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Painful Ulcerations on the Legs of a 37-year-old Male
Case Note: Painful Ulcerations on the Legs
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Painful Nodules on the Arms and Legs of a 53-year-old Female
Case Note: Painful Nodules on the Arms and Legs
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Pruritic Eruption on the Torso of a 49-year-old Healthy Male
Hyperkeratotic Eruption on the Hands of a 44-year-old Healthy Male
Case Note: Hyperkeratotic Eruption on the Hands
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Non-healing Ulceration on the Leg of a 76-year-old Healthy Male
Case Note: Non-healing Ulceration on the Leg
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Pruritic Eruption on the Scalp and Neck of a 15-year-old Healthy Female High-school Student
Papulopustular Eruption on the Face of a 19-year-old Healthy Male
Case Note: Papulopustular Eruption on the Face
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Papular eruption on the face of a 17-year-old healthy male high school student
Acne scarring on the face of a 16-year-old healthy male
Tan ‘spots’ on the face of a 24-year-old healthy female
Case Note: Persistent ‘lip ulcers’ in a 68-year-old healthy female
Case Note: Progressive Depigmentation in an 24-year-old Female
Case Note: Painful Erosions on 42-year-old Female
Case Note: Two Subcutaneous Nodules on 61-year-old Man
Case Note: Dramatic Erythema and Edema in an 18-year-old Male
Case Note: Rash on a 18-year-old Female
Case Note: Erythema and Swelling in a 40-year-old Female
Case Note: Elderly Female with Crusty Lesions
Case Note: Itchy Lesions on a Middle-aged Female
Case Note: Rash on a 6-year-old Male
Case Note: Rash on a 6-year-old
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Case Note: Asymptomatic Lesions on a 24-year-old Female