Case study 3

Case Study 3


J.V. 50 year old patient with history of eczema is here today complaining of lesions on the right side of her face and neck. She thinks it is a flare up of her eczema and is asking for a refill of her ointment, TAC 0.1%.

She complains of some ‘itching’ and a bit of ‘tingling and pain’ to the lesions. She’s a pharmaceutical worker and thinks that the ‘pain’ maybe due to contaminate exposure. Denies any other associating symptoms. Below is a photo of the lesions.


To prepare:

•   Review Part 5 of the Buttaro et al. text and the case studies provided

•   You will either select or be assigned one of the three case studies provided.

•   Reflect on the provided patient information including history and physical exams.

•   Think about a differential diagnosis. Consider the role the patient history and physical exam played in your diagnosis.

•   Reflect on potential treatment options based on your diagnosis.


Assignment: Discussion post.


Post an explanation of the primary diagnosis, as well as 3 differential diagnoses, for the patient in the case study that you selected or were assigned. Describe the role the patient history and physical exam played in the diagnosis. Then, suggest potential treatment options based on your patient diagnosis.


Resource: Please use this resource on top of other resources you may use for references.


Buttaro, T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J. (2017). Primary care: A collaborative practice(5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.


·      Part 5, “Evaluation and Management of Skin Disorders” (pp. 237-325) 

This part explores the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of various skin disorders, including dermatitis, dry skin, fungal infections, and herpes. It also examines the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, physical examination, diagnostics, and management of wound healing.