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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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