University Hospitals Cleveland Research Develops Diagnostic Checklist for Generalized Dermatitis

Nov 3, 2018 | Dermatitis, Diagnostic

As reported in Dovepress, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University developed a generalized dermatitis (defined as histological spongiotic dermatitis affecting more than three anatomical areas of the skin surface) checklist for diagnostic purposes. The checklist was useful in improving diagnostic efficiency (prompting consideration of diagnoses not otherwise considered upon initiation of the visit that resulted in a final plan of care) in these complex cases of recalcitrant dermatitis. Open utilization of the checklist by the investigator during the clinical encounter was well accepted by patients and families. Checklists can be useful for complex cognitive diagnostic work.


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