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Diagnostic Procedure

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Observation of the skin, careful medical history, or skin biopsy may suggest the diagnosis. Psoriasis
Visual examination, and nits found on the hair, body, or clothing. Pediculosis
Depends on the location and appearance of the skin lesion. Skins tests or a Wood's light test may be used. Dermatophytoses
Medical history that coverst the topics of medications used, frequently ingested foods, enviornmental factors, and psychological status. Along with appearance of inflammed area, and sensitization testing. Urticaria (Hives)
Visual examination may be all that is necessary. Alopecia
Characteristic lesions, viewing a Gram's stain of the vesicle fluid under the microscope. Impetigo
Visual examination of lesion, wond culture, and sensitivity testing. Decubitus Ulcers
Medical history and observation of the characteristic lesions confirm the diagnosis. Acne Vulgaris
Visual examination. Warts
Physical examination of the affected area and medical history are usually sufficent. Corns and Calluses
Basis of the appearance of the inflamed area of skin, medical histpry, and patch test. Contact Dermatitis
Appearance of the characteristic lesion, complete blood count(CBC), and Gram stains. Furuncles and Carbuncles
Patient's clinical picture and rash. No specific test for diagnosis. Laboratory tests may include CBC, ESR, and UA. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
Observation of the skin, medical histpry, and checking to see if the serum immunoglobulin E levels are elevated. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Medical history, observation of characteristic lesions. Must be differentiated from disease psoriasis. Seborrheic Dermatitis
Typical cutaneous clinical picture, hand, chest, and gastrointestinal x-rays, urinalysis, and skin biopsy. Scleroderma
Diagnosis is made on the basis of the individual's characteristic lesions. Cold sores and Fever blisters
Medical history, careful observation of skin noting characteristic lesions, and biposy. Skin Carcinomas
Characteristic pattern of painful lesions. Herpes Zoster (shingles)
Suspicious skin lesions must be biopsied to determine the diagnosis. Malignant melanoma
Observation of the characteristic rash is usually sufficient to establish the diagnosis. Diaper Rash
Created by: ashley283