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Dermatologic Examination


Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 4th edition

This video collection accompanies the classic textbook of physical diagnosis used by most medical schools including the University of Pittsburgh. The videos serve as a companion to the textbook and provide a demonstration on how each exam is performed. Bates is often the definitive resource for student exams.

The Language of Dermatology (University of Washington)
This module introduces the terminology used to describe skin lesions. Written descriptions are accompanied by both photographs and illustrations to help the user understand what is being discussed.
DermAtlas: Dermatology Image Atlas (Johns Hopkins University)
DermAtlas is a large database of photographs of various skin lesions. This resource also allows users to form differential diagnoses for various types of skin lesions.
DermIS: Dermatology Information System (University of Heidelberg and University of Erlangen)
DermIS is a large database of skin diseases. For each skin disease, a brief written description, one or more photographs, a differential diagnosis, and synonyms are given.
Pediatric Dermatology (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC)
This module is a case-based, self-instructional teaching tool on diagnosing common pediatric dermatologic conditions. Requires log in.
DermNet NZ
A searchable database of images and information about dermatologic diseases.