Dermatology for the nondermatologist: A problem-oriented system

Peter J. Lynch, Scoll C. Edminster

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Abstract

We describe a logical and systematic approach to unknown dermatologic disease entities that utilizes a simple algorithm which, when properly applied, expeditiously narrows the differential diagnosis and provides a key to standard reference books. We find this algorithm system to be superior to the common and often frustrating exercise of leafing through the dermatologic atlas in search of a picture that matches the presenting rash.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-606
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1984

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