More Than a Rash

Published:September 21, 2021DOI:


      • An atypical rash may have deeper meaning.
      • Skin sardoidosis requires careful assessment to diagnosis.
      • Skin sarcoidosis requires appropriate treatment and follow up.


      Skin disorders are one of the most common complaints seen in primary care offices. This can be intimidating and frustrating for providers due to the wide variety of possibilities. Skin lesions that are difficult to manage or concerning are often referred to dermatology to determine the potential etiology. The following is a case study of an elderly woman who presented with a persistent rash for the past 6 months despite clinically appropriate treatment. This case study describes the interdisciplinary care implemented for diagnosis, treatment, and follow up-care.


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      Colleen Theresa Risley, MSN, RN-BC, is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, York, and a nurse at Wellspan Health, Lebanon, PA, and can be contacted at [email protected] .