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Medical Student Sees Unfamiliar Rash in Clinic, Uses VisualDx to Guide Diagnosis

molluscum_29558.jpgZac F., a University of Utah medical student, tells the case of a young patient who showed up to the clinic with a rash. His father was concerned. Having not seen this rash before, Zac turned to VisualDx to guide his diagnosis.

"6 year old male patient in clinic with a rash on his L elbow and upper arm that the father was concerned about. It didn't seem to bother the boy much, but the father reported seeing the boy itch the rash at times. Patient wasn't sick and had no other medical conditions. The rash was spread over the area described and was skin colored, raised small papules with central umbilication. I hadn't seen this yet in my training and VisualDx helped me to discover it was indeed molluscum contagiosum."

*Molluscum contagiosum shown here is not patient in story. See more pictures in VisualDx.



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