Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Medical Challenge

I've been too busy to blog but not too busy to keep up with the New England Journal of Medicine.  Here is your medical quiz for the week.

What is the diagnosis for this finger lesion?  Make your best guess and the answer will be posted tomorrow.  Click on the image for a better view.

1. Anthrax
2.  Cellulitis
3.  Lichen planus
4. Psoriasis
5. Tinea

16 comments:

gradydoctor said...

A rip-roaring case of tinea! (Although it also looks a bit like granuloma annulare. . . .but since that's not an option, tinea: final answer!))

Anonymous said...

It looks nasty and I know anthrax can cause skin infections so I say #1, Anthrax. (but gradydoctor is probably right because she is a doctor)

Raymond Bouchayer said...

# 3 ?

Kristina said...

My best guess is tinea

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Cellulitis....however, i imagine the Doctor is correct!

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