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Diagnosis and Management of Skin Disorders:

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Case Study 2: Address this case as your patient and you are the nurse practitioner seeing the patient:

 An 8-month-old presents to your office with a rash on both cheeks that has progressively worsened over the last week. Mom first noticed the rash after his 6-month checkup. He has generalized dry skin and rubs at his cheeks often

To prepare:

•Review the DermNet NZ and Dermnet Skin Disease Atlas websites in this week’s Learning Resources.

•Select one of the four case studies of skin disorders. Analyze the skin disorder in the case you selected including lesion type, lesion distribution, color, and any ancillary findings.

•Consider a differential diagnosis for the skin disorder in the case study you selected. Determine the most likely diagnosis for the patient.

•Think about a treatment and management plan for this disorder. Consider appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.

POST  1 TO 2 PAGES  DISCUSSION PAPER ON  : An explanation of the skin disorder in the case study you selected.

Include in your explanation the lesion type, lesion distribution, color, and any ancillary findings.

Then, present a differential diagnosis and explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why.

Finally, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient’s skin disorder, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.

References

Burns, C. E., Dunn, A. M., Brady, M. A., Starr, N. B., & Blosser, C. G. (2013). Pediatric primary care (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Chapter 36, “Dermatologic Disorders” (pp. 877–927)

DermNet New Zealand Trust. (2014). DermNet NZ. Retrieved from http://www.dermnetnz.org/

•Dermnet.com. (2011). Dermnet Skin Disease Atlas. Retrieved from http://www.dermnet.com/

Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: 2014 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America by  Stevens, D.L.,  Bisno, A.L., Chambers, H.F., Dellinger, E.P.,  Goldstein,  E.J.C., Gorbach, S.L., Hirschmann, J.V., Kaplan, S.L., Montoya, J.G., & Wade, J.C. in Clinical Infectious Diseases , 59(2), 10-52.

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