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Woman with Burning Rash Seeks Help - Let's Diagnose

mar04quiz.jpgA 55-year-old woman visited a clinic, complaining of an erythematous rash that she described as causing “burning pain.” The rash was a slightly urticarial plaque on her trunk and both upper arms. She was also worried about her new-onset joint pain. She reported taking SSRIs for depression.

Could it be systemic lupus erythematosus? Sarcoidosis? Exanthematous drug eruption? Urticarial vasculitis?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx.

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