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  1. Pigmented Nevi

    Pigmented nevi (moles) are growths on the skin that usually are flesh-colored, brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups.

  2. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever on Ankles

    Rocky Mountain spotted fever: early Erythematous and hemorrhagic macules and papules appeared initially on the ankles of an adolescent.

  3. Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

    Pityriasis rubra pilaris. Diffuse salmon-colored plaques with characteristic islands of sparing on the chest of a child.

  4. Ringworm of the Groin (Tinea Cruris)

    Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a form of ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm at all; it is a fungal infection of the outer layers of skin, hair, or nails.

  5. Polyarteritis Nodosa

    Polyarteritis nodosa. Livedo pattern of the lower legs with purpura and subcutaneous nodules on the bilateral legs.

  6. Portuguese Man of War Sting

    The sting of the Portuguese man-of-war. One of the most painful effects on skin is the consequence of attack by oceanic hydrozoans known as Portuguese men-of-war, which are amazing for their size, brilliant color, and power to induce whealing. They have a small float that buoys them up and from which hang long tentacles. The wrap of these tentacles results in linear stripes, which look like whiplashes, caused not by the force of their swing but from deposition of urticariogenic and irritant substances.

  7. Ringworm of the Foot (Tinea Pedis)

    Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that grows on or in the top layer of skin. Fungi (plural of fungus) grow best in warm, wet places, such as the area between the toes.

  8. Rash from Poisonous Plants

    Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are plants that contain an irritating, oily sap called urushiol. Urushiol triggers an allergic reaction when it comes into contact with skin, resulting in an itchy rash, which can appear within hours of exposure or up to several days later.

  9. Poison Ivy Exposure

    Allergic contact dermatitis. Linear arrangement of vesicles on the wrist and bulla on the foot of a child exposed to poison ivy.

  10. Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis)

    Ringworm of the scalp occurs in children and adults all over the world. It is most common in young children.

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