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What's Your Diagnosis?: A 66-Year-Old Man With a 1-Month History of a Severely Pruritic Rash of the Back

McKeehen, Barbara

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: March-April 2011 - Volume 3 - Issue 2 - p 96-99
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e3182119c24
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ABSTRACT A 66-year-old man was seen in the dermatology clinic with a 1-month history of a severely pruritic rash of the back. He reported no modifying factors affecting the rash. Treatments included topical mometasone and washing the area with dandruff shampoo, which resulted in no improvement.

Barbara McKeehen, MSN, ARNP, DNC, Dermatology Section, Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, Florida.

The section on the classification of immunologically mediated reactions was first published in "What's Your Diagnosis?" by this author in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, January/February, Vol. 3, No. 1.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Barbara McKeehen, MSN, ARNP, DNC, Dermatology Section, Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, FL 33774. E-mail: Barbara.sinni@va.gov

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.