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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 311-314

Approach to Patient with a Generalized Rash

Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3G2, Canada

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Lawrence Leung
Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3G2
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.123775

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Background: Generalized rash is amongst the most common conditions presented to practicing General Practitioners and common differentials include contact dermatitis, atopic eczema, sun-induced damage, drug eruption and general manifestations of systemic diseases or infections. Materials and Methods: We illustrate with differential diagnoses our clinical case of a generalized rash in a 55-year-old man with pathognomonic signs of a diagnosis, which has received increasing global concern. Conclusion: Despite the array of available laboratory tests, a detailed history and physical examination is still of paramount importance to arrive at the most likely diagnosis for any patient with a generalized skin rash.

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