Blotches: Light rashes | AAD

Blotches: Light rashes

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 light rashes.

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
  • Identify and describe the morphology of common light rashes.
  • Describe the use of Wood’s lamp and KOH examination to evaluate light spots.
  • Recommend an initial treatment plan for selected light rashes.
  • Determine when to refer to a patient with a light rash to a dermatologist.

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