Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

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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.

42. SATELLITE LESIONS

The term is commonly used to describe a portion of the rash of cutaneous candidiasis in which a beefy red plaque may be found surrounded by numerous, smaller red macules located adjacent to the body of the main lesions.

Satellite Lesions

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