Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
Current Contents
Past Issue Archives
Self-Assessment Questions
Review of
Clinical Signs
Clinical Review
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Article Archives
Case Reports
Clinical Practice
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Review of
Clinical Signs

Guide to Reading
Hospital Physician
Editorial Board
Information for Authors

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map
Self-Assessment Questions

Emergency Medicine

Answer 1
  1. Pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis rosea is a benign, self-limited rash that is common in adolescents. A viral prodrome often precedes the eruption of skin lesions in this disease. The rash usually reaches its peak in approximately 2 weeks and fades over 4 to 6 weeks. Contact dermatitis is often characterized by well-demarcated erythema, which is triggered by contact with an environmental irritant. Nummular eczema is an acute papulovesicular eruption. Rhus dermatitis is the most common allergic contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy. Tinea corporis, commonly known as “ringworm,” is a superficial fungal skin infection.

    1. Zitelli BJ, Davis HW, editors. Atlas of pediatric physical diagnosis. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Wolfe; 1997.

Click here to return to the questions


Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2009, Turner White Communications
Updated 1/04/08 • kkj