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Oct 23, 2017

This episode covers Chapter 110 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.), Dermatologic Presentations. 

Episode Overview

  1. List five broad categories of rashes

  2. Describe the primary skin lesion types 

a. Bonus: What are the secondary skin lesions (show notes only)

  1. List systemic diseases that present with cutaneous signs for each of the following locations:

    • Generalized rash

    • Head and neck

    • Hands

    • Legs

    • Palms and Soles

  2. Describe the various presentations of tinea and their treatment

  3. List 8 RFs for candida infections

  4. Describe the stepwise management of diaper dermatitis

  5. Describe the distribution of Pityriasis rosea

  6. Describe the management of atopic dermatitis

  7. Describe the management of impetigo & folliculitis

  8. List 6 RFs of C.A.-MRSA and 4 oral Abx treatments

  9. Describe the presentation and management of Staph Scalded Skin andTSS

  1. List 10 causes of EM / SJS / TEN

  2. Describe presentation of EM + SJS/TEN. Differentiate between TEN and SJS

  3. List 6 broad categorical causes of urticaria

  4. Describe the typical features for each of the following:

    • Measles

    • Rubella

    • Roseola Infantum

    • Erythema Infectiosum

    • Scarlet Fever

  5. Describe treatment of poison ivy

  6. Describe presentation and treatment of Pediculosis + Scabies

  7. List 10 causes of Erythema Nodosum

  8. List a 6 ddx for vesicular lesions

  9. List 4 lesions with a positive Nikolsky’s sign

  10. List 4 complications of HSV infection

  11. List 5 complications of Varicella + describe the management of an exposure during pregnancy

  12. List 5 complications of Zoster + differentiate between Ophthalmicus and Oticus

  13. What is the treatment of herpes zoster?


  1. List 5 causes of desquamating lesions

  2. List 5 palm and sole rashes

  3. List 10 maculopapular rashes

  4. List 1 low, medium and high potency topical steroid

  5. Identify the following rashes: erythema migrans, erythema marginatum, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, meningococcemia