Red scaly rash: The papulosquamous eruption

Goals and objectives

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients who present with red, scaling patches or plaques on the body.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Recognize the importance of the KOH examination for red, round scaling rashes on the body.
  • Identify differentiating features of common papulosquamous eruptions.
  • Determine when to refer to a patient with a red scaly rash to a dermatologist.

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