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VisualDx, Photos of Disappearing Skin Lesions Leads to Diagnosis

urticariapigmentosa_20569.jpgAndrew D., a dermatology resident at the University of Miami, used VisualDx and his young patient's mother's photos on her phone to arrive at the correct diagnosis.

"1 month old infant with brown to orange patches presented in children’s hospital. during examination no lesions present. Mother had photos in her phone. Slight surrounding pink erythematous border. Darier sign done on patient and positive for urticaria. Diagnosis of urticaria pigmentosa was given."

*Urticaria pigmentosa pictured here is not patient in story.

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