Practically any type of rash can occur in systemic lupus ranging from widespread mild rashes similar to those seen in viral illnesses such as German measles to small distinct patches of rash on the elbows and knees resembling another skin condition, psoriasis. Some generalized rashes have distinctive features that allow immediate recognition, such as psoriasis (silvery white scale on the knees and elbows), pityriasis rosea (herald patch), and atopic dermatitis (lichenified skin in flexural areas). Discrete, small burrows, vesicles, papules, and pinpoint erosions on fingers, finger webs, wrists, elbows, knees, groin, buttocks, penis, scrotum, axillae, belt line, ankles, and feet; keys to diagnosis are distribution of lesions, intense pruritus, and positive mineral oil mount. Mycosis fungoides (lesion borders less distinct). Severity of itch sometimes reflects severity of the disorder, for example, mild psoriasis does not itch, but severe one does. German measles (rubella virus) appear as pale red spots on the face and spreads all over the body. Hand, foot and mouth disease (Coxsackie virus A16, or Enterovirus 71): small blisters appear on the hands and feet, and painful ulcers appear in the mouth. Psoriasis is a genetic disorder, appearing as thick silvery scales on a red skin surface with distinct borders, mainly on the knees and elbows, or other parts of the body, including the genital area or scalp.
Plaque psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris), the most common form of the disease, is characterized by small, red bumps that enlarge, become inflamed, and form scales. Removing these scales exposes tender skin, which bleeds and causes the plaques (inflamed patches) to grow. Plaque psoriasis can develop on any part of the body, but most often occurs on the elbows, knees, scalp, and trunk. SCALP PSORIASIS. Salicylic acid (an ingredient in aspirin) can be used to remove dead skin or increase the effectiveness of other therapies. Severity of itch sometimes reflects severity of the disorder, for example, mild psoriasis does not itch, but severe one does. German measles (rubella virus) appear as pale red spots on the face and spreads all over the body. A red dotty rash represents small bleedings that do not disappear after applying pressure. Psoriasis is a genetic disorder, appearing as thick silvery scales on a red skin surface with distinct borders, mainly on the knees and elbows, or other parts of the body, including the genital area or scalp. Alphabetical List of Diseases contained in skinsight.com. Common warts are usually found on areas of the body prone to trauma, such as the elbows, knees, and hands. The slowly enlarging patches of pink to brown dry skin are caused by an infection by the bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum.
Psoriasis: An itchy, red and scaly rash that occurs predominantly over joints such as your elbows and knees and next to your scalp. Impetigo: Impetigo is most common in children and is distinct from other rashes because it is caused by a bacteria that can actually live in your skin. In this disease, a pink rash characterized by small sores begins at the trunk and spreads toward the limbs, neck and face. Flat discoloration and raised red areas: this may mean you have rubella if the rash is not severe, or measles in more severe cases. Study Abnormal Findings (Chapter 12: Skin, Hair, and Nails) flashcards taken from chapter 12 of the book Physical Examination and Health Assessment. German Measles (Rubella). People identify one another by unique combinations of facial characteristics hair, skin color, fingerprints. Rashes are a common cause of seeking health care. a careful history is important; it may predict the type of lesion you will see in the exam and its cause -id the primary site- it may give you a clue to the cause migration pattern, evolution. German measles. Small tight vesicles first appear on trunk, then spread to face, arms, and legs (not palms or soles). shiny vesicles on an erythematous base are commonly describes as the dewdrop on a rose petal. Scaly, erythematous patch, with silvery scales on top. usually on scalp, outside of elbows and knees, low back, and anogenital area.
Treatment options for moderate to severe psoriasis include topical and systemic medications, phototherapy, and excimer laser. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder in which there are sharply defined red patches on the skin, covered by a silvery, flaky surface. The condition may also be triggered by certain psoriasis treatments and other medications, such as corticosteroids or synthetic antimalarial drugs. In some cases, even mild abrasions can cause an eruption, which may be why psoriasis tends to frequently occur on the elbows or knees. Skin problems are very common in lupus and manyseen in viral illnesses such as German measles to smalldifferent types of problems can occur. This fact sheetdistinct patches of rash on the elbows and kneesWhat about sunlight and the will discuss some of the more frequent problemsresembling another skin condition, psoriasis. This fact sheetdistinct patches of rash on the elbows and kneesWhat about sunlight and the will discuss some of the more frequent problemsresembling another skin condition, psoriasis. Auspitz Sign: A skin phenomenon often seen in psoriasis, where pinpoint spots of blood appear when a scale is lifted off of the skin. Autoimmune disease: A disease in which autoantibodies or lymphocytes attack other molecules, cells, or tissues within the body; the body launches an immune response against its own tissue. Psoriasis: A reddish, scaly rash often located over the surfaces of the elbows, knees, scalp, and around or in the ears, navel, genitals or buttocks. Do you have a rash consisting of many small red spots and/or bumps? Are the joints of your hands swollen and painful? Heat Rash Signs: This raised rash is usually red and sometimes has small blisters. It superficially resembles teenaged acne, but it occurs in adults. Rubella causes a rash of red skin spots that spreads like chickenpox from the face down.