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DermNet now features a library of authentic patient cases with images. These cover the various symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and outcomes that can be expected in the real world. You'll find these cases listed below.

All of our content is written by medical professionals and reviewed by dermatologists before being published.

As this is a new section, our library is still growing. If you would like to contribute cases and improve practice, click here.

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52-year-old with black fingernail

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Farmer with rash on left hand

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Rugby player with painful weeping lesions

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Inflamed tender lesion extending down abdomen

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Female with recurrent bruise-like eyelid lesions

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Painful haemorrhagic lesion on calf

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White lesion on cheek

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Symmetrical lesions in multiple areas

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Scaly chin lesion and previous patch of hair loss

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Female with slow spreading plaque on forehead

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3-year history of scalp lesions with discharge

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Blistering eruption and history of Crohn disease

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26-year-old with spots on her back

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Red spots around eyes with rhinitis history

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Red ring over chest after hiking holiday

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Papulosquamous rash over trunk and chest

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62-year-old concerned about nail appearance and slow growth

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58-year-old with red tight skin on upper back

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Unusual facial rash of 3 months

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Changes to all nails on hands and feet

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Fingernail groove with sticky discharge

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Female with itchy eruption over neck and back

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7-day-old with a pustular and vesicular rash

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60-year-old with change in thumbnail appearance

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Rapidly evolving disseminated skin lumps

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6-year-old with fissured foot problem

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55-year-old with unusual eruption on trunk and limbs

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Female with skin changes under both eyes

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Painful, bruised legs with history of atrial fibrillation

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Posterior thigh rash and opiate use - what’s the connection?

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Redness and blistering for 4 years

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Streaky summer rash of 2 days

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69-year-old with chest rash

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Abdominal rash with failed antifungal treatment

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Large crusty lesions on bald scalp

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46-year-old with weeping chin lesion

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An Afghan female with painful ulcers

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Young boy with lumps on both nipples

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Firm red plaques on the back of a neonate

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A linear lesion on one limb

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3-month old infant with ear lesion

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4-month old infant with eczema

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Swollen, painful palms following water exposure

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Widespread rash following antibiotic and antifungal treatment

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Purple lesions with recent AML relapse

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50-year-old lady with erythroderma

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19-year-old with skin, joint, and hair symptoms

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A cluster of oral ulcers

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An unwelcome holiday souvenir!

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A 23-year-old with a severe rash

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15-year-old with intensely itchy and weepy rash

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Bilateral lower leg rash

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Round scaly patches on the chest

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Recurrent lesions on the hands and feet

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Newborn encased in a shiny membrane

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52-year-old with expanding abdominal plaques

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Disseminated blisters in an 11-year-old

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Progressive red patch near the eye in an infant

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Overnight onset of facial rash

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Farmer with enlarging finger lesion

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Slow-growing lesion behind the ear

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Blisters after protracted sepsis

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Erythema and itching of the upper body

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58-year-old with steroid-resistant erythroderma

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12-week-old girl with a persistent rash

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30-year-old male with hypopigmented patches

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Widespread itchy rash in a patient with Trisomy 21

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65-year-old with a widespread polymorphous rash

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Retired farmer with crusted lesion and cellulitis on the lower leg

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3-year-old with pigmented lesions on trunk

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43-year-old with pruritic thigh lesion

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13-year-old with a facial flush

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40-year-old woman with chronic crusted skin lesions

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30-year-old woman with chronic axillary and submammary plaques

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18-year-old with targetoid lesions and mucositis

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35-year-old with multiple vesicular lesions

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60-year-old with multiple crusted plaques on the scalp

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33-year-old with pink scaly facial papules

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