What Kind Of Dermatitis Is This?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM

Can you identify the kind of dermatitis shown in the photo on the left?

The lesions, which can appear on the legs and arms, are often xerotic but may contain fluid-filled vesicles. Most cases of this pruritic dermatitis are idiopathic. Some cases have been associated with antiviral medications used to treat hepatitis. This condition is more prevalent in males and is often exacerbated in the winter months.

Which of the following is your diagnosis?

a) Atopic dermatitis
b) Allergic contact dermatitis
c) Nummular dermatitis
d) Stasis dermatitis
e) Irritant contact dermatitis

Please leave your answer in the comment section below. I will share the answer in the next couple of days on Facebook and Twitter, and at the end of my next blog.

Editor’s note: This blog is adapted from the handbook, Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, from Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, and Stephen M. Schleicher, MD. The book is available for purchase at www.lowerextremityderm.com . The e-book version is available for purchase at http://tinyurl.com/7itt66v , http://tinyurl.com/7j44vez and http://tinyurl.com/couepf5 .

The answer to last month’s blog (http://www.podiatrytoday.com/blogged/podiatric-dermatology-quiz-what-you... ) is a) Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.


Irritant contact dermatitis

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