Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

Approach to Patient with a Generalized Rash

Lawrence Leung, Tony Soeyonggo 
 Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3G2, Canada

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Lawrence Leung
Department of Family Medicine, Queen«SQ»s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3G2

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.

How to cite this article:
Leung L, Soeyonggo T. Approach to Patient with a Generalized Rash.J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:311-314

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Leung L, Soeyonggo T. Approach to Patient with a Generalized Rash. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];2:311-314
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