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Skin 

Chapter:
Skin
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (4 ed.)
Author(s):

Christopher Griffiths

and Amy Foulkes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642489.003.0017

Optimal rheumatological care involves a holistic approach to the patient. As rheumatologists frequently see dermatological manifestations of rheumatological disease, as well as cutaneous signs of drug toxicity, knowledge of how to approach the diagnosis and management of the patient with skin disease is essential. With many successful examples of joint rheumatology/dermatology clinics, the subsequent shared knowledge and management will improve the quality of life of patients with combined skin and joint disease. This chapter includes basic skin anatomy and morphological definitions, which facilitate accurate description of skin disease. Common differential diagnoses and common dermatological manifestations of rheumatological disease are discussed with appropriate options for management.

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