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Dermatologist Finds Mirror Image of Patient's Nodule in VisualDx to Make Accurate Diagnosis

blastomycosis_120780.jpgDanilo D., a dermatologist in Chicago, used VisualDx to create a better differential, compare compare the patient's nodule to VisualDx's image library, and find the appropriate treatment for the patient.

"Patient with expanding hyperkeratotic round nodule on thigh for 3 months. Went to primary provider without improvement for a few weeks, tried a few topical creams without improvement, and finally made it to dermatology. Looked at VisualDx and compared some of the images based on the differential builder - and saw a mirror image of our patient's lesion and helped us decide a better differential diagnosis.  We biopsied at the lesion and it came back supporting exactly what we thought: blastomycosis. Patient was started on appropriate therapy and the lesions began to resolve. A wonderful case with the wonderful outcome using a wonderful app."

*Blastomycosis pictured here is not the patient in this case. See more pictures of blastomycosis in VisualDx.

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