This article is part of a series describing and differentiating dermatologic lumps and bumps. In part 9, facial angiofibromas, ungual fibromas, and shagreen patch are described.
Is This a Puss Caterpillar Sting or Something Else? How a Common Medical Error Can Delay a Diagnosis
Sometimes a patient’s self-diagnosis can be helpful. On the other hand, a patient also can lead the diagnostician astray. The power of suggestion can cause the clinician to anchor on one part of the history or physical examination, a common heuristic error.
A 60-year-old Hispanic man presented to the hospital with a painful, enlarging left inguinal mass that had persisted for 4 months.
A 70-year-old man with a medical history significant for type 2 diabetes and hidradenitis suppurativa presented to the dermatology clinic with a pruritic and painful rash on the left posterior thigh. The rash first started 10 years prior to presentation and had numerous flares since onset, some of which included bullous lesions that persisted for days at a time.
A 66-year-old man was referred to the clinic for evaluation of cough, fevers, and rigors that had progressed over 10 days. His sputum was purulent but without hemoptysis.
A 24-year-old woman with a history of vitiligo and moderate intellectual disability had initially presented to her primary care provider for a pruritic, bleeding bump on her left parietal scalp.
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A 13-year-old girl presented to the clinic with hair loss and a rash in the axillae for 4 months. The lesions initially had appeared as erythematous and coin-shaped and then had evolved into hyperpigmented plaques.
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