Dermatology

Skin disease from anywhere, but especially Edinburgh and Malawi at the moment.

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Cases in Dermatology

  • A swollen leg A 39 year old subsistence farmer is referred to the dermatology clinic with massive left leg swelling, present for several years.  His main complaint is of “leaking” and malodour, and he is reluctant to remove the tubifast dressing that he has applied himself. What is the likely diagnosis? What advice and treatment would you give?
  • A 56 year old farmer with lip ulceration A 56 year old farmer who lives in a village near Blantyre, Malawi, presents with painful oral ulceration which is making eating difficult.  On further questioning he also admits that he has pain on micturition as he has painful penile ulceration. You also see that he has inflamed conjunctivae. He started antiretroviral drugs for newly diagnosed ...
  • A 19 year old albino with a skin lesion A 19 year old lady from Blantyre, Malawi, attends with a scaly lesion which has been present on her right cheek for 3 months. Can you describe what you see? What is the diagnosis? What is your management?
  • A man with a foot ulcer A 42 year old man attends the dermatology clinic in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre in 2012 with an ulcer on the sole of his right foot.  He says that it has been present since 2004 but that he underwent surgery 1 and a half years ago.  He was told it was a squamous cell ...
  • A 4 year old boy with patchy hair loss A healthy 4 year old boy is brought to the Dermatology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre by his parents.  He has been scratching his head, and they have recently noticed that he has developed several small scaly areas with associated hair loss. What is your diagnosis and how would you treat him? This case contributed ...
  • A 22 year old man with a painful rash A 22 year old plumber attends the drop-in clinic in the dermatology department at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre.  He has a 1 day history of a painful vesicular rash on his right buttock and posterior thigh. He feels unwell with fever. What is your diagnosis? What is your management? This case contributed by Levie Mwale and Ann ...