Matthew Zook, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Matthew Zook

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Granuloma annulare (Pseudorheumatoid nodule)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Granuloma annulare (GA) generally presents as asymptomatic papules that may coalesce to form plaques with an annular configuration. Individual lesions tend to arise insidiously and do not wax or wane. Crops of lesions can arise over the course of weeks…

Melanoma (Malignant melanoma)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The ABCDE (asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter larger than 6mm, and evolution of the lesion) system for describing and evaluating suspicious skin lesions is a pneumonic for both the clinician and patient to identify the characteristic features associated with…

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