Tasty Morsels of EM 102 – #FRCEM Rashes

1 Aug

I’m entering a few months prep for the UK and Ireland exit exam in Emergency Medicine: the FRCEM. I’ll be adding lots of little notes on pearls I’ve learned along the way. A lot of my revision is based around the Handbook of EM as a curriculum guide and review of contemporary, mainly UK guidelines. I also focus on the areas that I’m a bit sketchy on. With that in mind I hope they’re useful.

You can find more things on the FRCEM on this site here

This one’s a bit different and is really a landing page for all the different rashes I think might be relevant. The links are to google searches so you’ll have to judge the veracity of the pics for yourself.

Rash description

(from the OHEM 4th p673)

  • impalpable coloured <1cm = macule
  • impalpable coloured >1cm = patch
  • palpable lump <0.5 = papule
  • palpable lump >0.5 = nodule
  • palpable fluid filled <0.5 = vesicle
  • palpable fluid filled >0.5 = bulla

Some relevant rashes

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