Life-Threatening Rashes

An Illustrated, Practical Guide

  • Emily Rose

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Heather Murphy-Lavoie, Tracy LeGros
    Pages 1-5
  3. Genevieve Santillanes, Julie C. Brown
    Pages 7-23
  4. Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
    Pages 25-35
  5. Farhan Huq, Talib Omer, Solomon Behar
    Pages 37-54
  6. David Burbulys, Kelly D. Young
    Pages 55-77
  7. Loren Yamamoto
    Pages 79-90
  8. Paul Ishimine, John T. Kanegaye
    Pages 91-102
  9. Elicia Skelton, Anand Swaminathan
    Pages 103-115
  10. Nathaniel Johnson, James Dill
    Pages 117-125
  11. Louise Malburg, Garrett S. Pacheco
    Pages 127-140
  12. Patricia Padlipsky, Kelly D. Young
    Pages 141-158
  13. Ghazala Q. Sharieff
    Pages 159-166
  14. Elizabeth Crow, Ilene Claudius
    Pages 167-183
  15. Molly Hartrich, Taku Taira
    Pages 185-205
  16. Danielle Wickman, Jan M. Shoenberger
    Pages 207-214
  17. Julie Furmick, Dale Woolridge
    Pages 241-255
  18. Tiffany M. Abramson, Stuart Swadron
    Pages 257-264
  19. Katrina Harper-Kirksey
    Pages 265-277
  20. Emily Rose
    Pages 291-300
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 349-358

About this book


This book is a visually focused and clinically relevant volume detailing pearls and practical points regarding acute life-threatening rashes. Each chapter covers life-threatening causes of rash or their significant mimics, including Steven Johnson Syndrome, Kawasaki Disease, and HIV. The authors discuss the classic presentation of rashes along with associated symptoms. Additionally, they examine atypical presentations of the rash and key physical exam findings to confirm or exclude the life-threatening diagnosis. The chapters are highly visual with multiple color photos as well as tables to aid the clinician in differentiating between other mimicking conditions and causes of rashes. Coverage continues beyond diagnosis to include management and potential complications. Each chapter concludes with clinical pearls or take-away points that clinicians can easily memorize for quick decision making. This is an ideal reference for all clinicians who encounter patients with rashes, particularly emergency medicine providers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emily Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75622-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75623-3
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals