Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nummular Dermatitis Evaluation

The evaluation of nummular dermatitis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with nummular dermatitis may include:

  • Skin redness
  • Skin scaling
  • Skin peeling and crusting
  • Rash:
    • Blisters or red bumps
    • Small, round, red patches of skin
    • Usually on the legs or arms

Test may be used to make the diagnosis of nummular dermatitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate nummular dermatitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Nummular Dermatitis References
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