Scaly lesions

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DDx

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Tinea, eg, tinea corporis, cruris, or pedis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis (due to venous insufficiency)
  • Xerosis (dry skin)
  • Lichen simplex chronicus (circumscribed neurodermatitis)
  • Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor)
  • Nummular eczema (discoid eczema, nummular dermatitis)
  • Intertrigo
  • Secondary syphilis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Chronic cutaneous lupus (discoid lupus)
  • Exfoliative dermatitis (exfoliative erythroderma)
  • Actinic keratoses
  • Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides)
  • Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)
  • Paget’s disease
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris

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Last updated: March 5, 2015