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PA Student Works Up Patient With Rash, VisualDx Includes Correct "Zebra" in Differential

sarcoid_12927.jpgBrianna M., a PA student at University of Texas Southwestern, wowed her attending when she used VisualDx to workup a patient with a tender rash who was also wheezing and short of breath.

"56 y/o patient with no significant PMH presented with a 2 month history of SOB with intermittent wheezing. He complained of a red, tender rash that did not respond to OTC steroid cream that had appeared over the last two weeks and had begun to spread to his trunk. Patient denied cardiac symptoms, edema, or visual changes. I used the VisualDx app when my attending asked me to come up with a differential and suggested sarcoidosis as a "Zebra." The workup turned out to be sarcoidosis!"

Sarcoidosis pictured here is not the patient in this case. See more pictures of sarcoidosis in VisualDx.

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VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide.  VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at