Description of Skin Lesions
Patient presented as a thin, acutely ill, somewhat cachectic appearing gentleman. Temperature was 101.2 F degrees. Although reluctant to disrobe for physical examination ("The problem is my mouth"), after doing so, he was found to have significant involvement of the torso and extremities. Patient had crops of lesions scattered over the scalp, face, neck, entire trunk, and all four extremities, numbering well over 200. Papules, pustules, and crusts were intermingled in all of the aforementioned areas with an additional 6 to 7 small, clear vesicles noted on the trunk and proximal extremities. Almost all lesions demonstrated erythema at the base. Patient also had multiple aphthous-like ulcers on the tongue, buccal mucosa, and oropharynx (see Figures 1-4).
Patient had crops of over 200 lesions scattered over the scalp, face, neck, entire trunk, and all four extremities.
Dermatology Nursing. 2008;20(1):47-49,53. © 2008 Jannetti Publications, Inc.
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