Excellence in Dermatology™
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Contact Dermatitis


A 25-year-old female presents to you with a rash over her eyelids after using a new cosmetic brand. What is the BEST test to confirm the cause of the rash depicted in this photo?


A 30-year-old nurse is transferred to a new hospital and begins to develop red, painful, chapped hands (see photo). He has been working on a unit with multiple patients on contact precautions, and he has been washing his hands frequently with soap and water. On exam there are multiple fissures and scaling, but no vesicles are seen. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A 30-year-old female is diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis of the face, likely due to a nickel allergy from the frames of her glasses. What treatment would you recommend other than avoidance of nickel?


You diagnose a 25-year-old college student with contact dermatitis on the dorsum of the hands. She continues to have chronic scaly, erythematous, pruritic plaques despite use of Clobetasol ointment twice daily for 1 month. The most appropriate next step is:

5.*A 78-year-old nonatopic woman with a history of hypertension and coronary artery disease underwent a dipyridamole stress echocardiography. During this procedure, her blood pressure was monitored for 45 minutes. Two days later, an intensely pruritic, sharply demarcated, erythematous vesicular eruption developed on her right arm. Which is the most likely diagnosis?
6.*You are evaluating a patient with a pruritic eruption on the back (see photo). The patient recently had a surgical repair of a compound fracture of the femur and the primary team is worried she has herpes zoster. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

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