Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

Developed by Gary Williams, M.D. and Murray Katcher, M.D. Ph.D, Department of Pediatrics
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Tutorial C: Patterns and Distribution


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

28. DERMATOMAL/ZOSTERIFORM

Dermatomal, zosteriform lesions follow a dermatome. The lesions of varicella zoster (also known as shingles) are the classic example, but there are other lesions that may assume the same pattern.

Dermatomal Dermatomal

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