Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases

Many medical problems are common to both men and women, but several occur more frequently in women. This week’s photo quiz tests your knowledge of a variety of these disorders.

This 66-year-old black woman presented with a 2-year history of a painless skin eruption. She stated that her skin had “changed overnight” while she was caring for her mother who had been hospitalized. Your diagnosis?

This lesion, present for 4 months, had not responded to oral nystatin or fluconazole. Multiple, nontender, whitish, vertical striations were noted along its right lateral edge. Your dx?

Diabetic Hand Condition

Patients frequently present with hand disorders, and the hands often show changes that reflect a disease that affects other parts of or the whole body. This week’s photo quiz offers several presentations to test your knowledge.

An otherwise healthy 24-year-old man is concerned about this mildly pruritic, scaly rash on his chest, which erupted during the late spring. What do you suspect is the diagnosis?

As the incidence of malignant melanoma continues to rise, so does primary care physicians’ need to identify pigmented lesions for early detection. Take a look at these presentations to test your knowledge.

A 42-year-old woman, who has a family history of non-melanoma skin cancer, is worried about these 2 small yellowish papules on her forehead. Can you identify these lesions?


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