• Mubashar Hussain Sherazi


There are only a few skin cases that are important for the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Besides inquiring about the skin problems, it is equally important to complete the rest of the history just as for other systems. Occupation and residence histories are very important. Exposure to allergens, sun, and other triggering factors are essential questions in skin scenarios. It becomes difficult for some candidates to diagnose skin diseases due to limited experience in this particular field.

This chapter will outline some common skin issues and outlines how to go through these scenarios in the OSCE. Please do not forget to seek help from experts: the dermatologists.


Mole Face lesions Eczema flare-up Psoriasis Skin cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mubashar Hussain Sherazi
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  1. 1.Mallacoota Medical CentreMallacootaAustralia

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