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



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If you would like more information on skin lesions, we recommend the following:


Fitzpatrick TB, et al. Dermatology in General Medicine. McGraw-Hill, 4th ed. (New York) ;1993.

Hurwitz S. Clinical Pediatric Dermatology : A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Saunders, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia); 1993.

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Walk through three lessons on skin lesions, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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