Learning module: The red leg

Goals and objectives for module

The purpose of this module is to help medical students develop a clinical approach to the evaluation and initial management of patients presenting with an erythematous leg.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Recognize common and life-threatening causes of an erythematous leg.
  • List the various risk factors for the conditions presented in this module.
  • Describe the initial treatment plan for each condition presented in this module.
  • Determine when to refer patients presenting with a red leg to a dermatologist or other specialist.

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    The AAD has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) to produce a series of pediatric dermatology-specific modules for the AAD's Basic Dermatology Curriculum (BDC).  The topics for these modules were selected by pediatric dermatologists as topics not currently addressed within the BDC.

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