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Dermatology

Diagnostic Decision Tree for Common Rashes


RASH
HISTORY

SCALP

FACE

LOCATION

TORSO

ARMS

PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

HANDS

GENITALS

LEGS

FEET

MACULAR

MACULAR

MACULAR

MACULAR

Contact dermatitis
Cellulitis
Rosacea
Lupus
Melasma

Lupus
Erythema multiforme

Psoriasis
Tinea

Erythema multiforme

PAPULAR

PAPULAR
Folliculitis
Candidiasis
Hidradenitis suppurativa

Atopic dermatitis
Acne
Rosacea
Keratosis pilaris

Contact dermatitis
Urticaria
Tinea corporis
Granuloma annulare
Keratosis pilaris
Prurigo nodularis
Lichen planus

Pustular psoriasis
Lichen planus
Granuloma annulare

VESICULAR

VESICULAR

SCALED

Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster

Contact dermatitis
Chickenpox

Seborrheic dermatitis
Impetigo
Balanitis (penis)

PAPULAR

PAPULAR

VESICULAR
VESICULAR
Herpes simplex
Molluscum

Bullous tinea pedis


Dyshidrotic eczema

SCALED

SCALED

SCALED

Eczema
Seborrheic dermatitis
Psoriasis
Impetigo

Atopic dermatitis
Eczema
Psoriasis
Impetigo

Tinea pedis

MACULAR

MACULAR

MACULAR

MACULAR

Cellulitis
Lupus

Roseola

Contact dermatitis
Erythema multiforme
Lupus

Erythema multiforme

PAPULAR
PAPULAR
Contact dermatitis
Acne necrotica
Folliculitis

VESICULAR
Herpes zoster

Urticaria
Viral exanthem acne
Contact dermatitis
Keratosis pilaris
Folliculitis
Prurigo nodularis
Scabies

PAPULAR
Warts
Granuloma annulare
Lichen planus
Scabies
Pyogenic granuloma

PAPULAR
Folliculitis
Urticaria
Granuloma annulare
Warts
Keratosis pilaris
Prurigo nodularis
Lichen planus

SCALED

VESICULAR

VESICULAR

VESICULAR

Eczema
Seborrheic dermatitis
Psoriasis
Tinea capitis

Contact dermatitis
Herpes zoster
Chickenpox
Molluscum

Contact dermatitis
Lichen planus
Dyshidrotic eczema

Contact dermatitis
Chickenpox

SCALED

Atopic dermatitis
Eczema
Stasis dermatitis
Psoriasis
Tinea corporis

SCALED
Atopic dermatitis
Psoriasis
Tinea versicolor
Pityriasis rosea

SCALED
Eczema
Tinea
Psoriasis

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