Author: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
The Generalized Rash: Part I. Differential Diagnosis. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Mar 15;81(6):726-734.
The Generalized Rash: Part II. Diagnostic Approach. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Mar 15;81(6):735-739.
An approach to diagnosis of rash in adults: rash-selfie and self-coloring book. If the rash is present, do the following:
1. "rash-selfie" - take photos of the rash.
2. rash "self-coloring book" - mark the rash location and duration, on the provided printout.
Complete both and bring to the follow-up appointment.
Rashes (click to enlarge the image).
Based on the type of rash, there are 3 broad groups:
Macules or papules rash: what is the cause? (click to enlarge the image)
Vesicles or Pustules Rash: what is the cause? (click to enlarge the image)
Nodules and Plaques Rash: what is the cause? (click to enlarge the image)