Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

Developed by Gary Williams, M.D. and Murray Katcher, M.D. Ph.D, Department of Pediatrics
with funding and support from the Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System

University of Wisconsin

Tutorial C: Patterns and Distribution


Not only is the appearance of lesions important, but the pattern and distribution on the skin is as well.

26. CLUSTERED

Clustered lesions are those that are grouped together. They are commonly seen in herpes simplex or with insect bites, for example.

Clustered Clustered/Confluent

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