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Localized Eczema: What Cause

What strategy will you choose to help cure this woman’s local rash?

Skin Diseases

A 67-year-old woman noted the appearance of several non-tender, rock-hard, purple-colored nodules on her legs. Her medical history was significant for distant non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The violaceous color and configuration of the skin lesions suggests which of the following?

Allergic contact dermatitis is common, can be debilitating for patients, and may mimic other dermatoses.

Scaling erythema; Epstein-Barr virus infection; one blue, one brown iris . . . test yourself with this 5-question quiz.

A 56-year-old woman presents with pruritic skin lesions on the arms and legs. What does this pattern suggest?

A new tender lesion in a man with T2 diabetes; hypertension and gout; TMJ osteochondroma . . . your answers to questions on these and other maladies?

palmar erythema

Pseudosac with ectopic pregnancy, palmar erythema, pemphigoid gestationis, abdominal wall hematoma, dermatomyositis, livedo reticularis—visual presentations of health problems that occur frequently, or exclusively, in women.

A 45-year-old woman had painless, red, crusted papules on the hand. There was no history of trauma. The patient had a home aquarium. Your diagnosis?

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