A 26-year-old female comes to visit her primary care provider (PCP) with several complaints. Over the past three weeks, she has been experiencing difficulty concentrating, lack of energy, and feelings of being withdrawn from her peers. In addition, she has developed a skin rash. The rash is red and itching with small blisters. She informed her physician she has never felt this way before and is a bit worried. She is hoping to get some advice from her doctor. Include the following components in Part 2:
After a physical exam, the physician is trying to determine if the patient has eczema or psoriasis. What signs would show for each skin condition that would help the physician decide?
Discuss what indicators would lead to any additional diagnoses for this patient. Select a possible treatment intervention.
What specialist(s) could the PCP refer the patient to?