Skin Infections
Skin Infections

Skin Infections

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

The skin is one of our first lines of defense against the outside world. It protects against aggressors such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. A skin infection occurs when such aggressors penetrate the skin and spread, causing pain, swelling, and skin color changes.

Skin infections are rarely life-threatening, but they can certainly cause significant distress to patients. Often, skin infections are misdiagnosed and therefore treated incorrectly, without resolution. In some cases, they worsen. Understanding the risk factors and clinical history of a patient presenting with a suspected skin infection is often just as important as being able to describe the morphology of their skin manifestations.

Lastly, it is important to consider any internal manifestations of skin infections. A patient with diffuse molluscum or verrucosis, for example, should make an astute clinician suspect immunocompromise.

Course Details

  • Videos 21
  • Duration 1:13 h
  • Quiz questions 37
  • Concept Pages 18

Content

Your Educators of course Skin Infections

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.


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Skin Infections by Dr. Stephen Holt.
By Gulbanu S. on 01. February 2023 for Skin Infections

Brilliant lecture by a Dr. Stephen Holt. Great content and detailed way of explaining it all.

 
BUEN CONTENIDO, UTIL PARA LA CLINICA. MEJORAR CALIDAD DE IMAGENES UN POCO
By Luissinia H. on 30. September 2022 for Skin Infections

ME PARECIÒ QUE CONETNIA LO FUNDAMENTAL, BIEN EXPLICADO Y CON IMAGENES EN GENERAL NITIDAS

 
Great series!
By Genevieve M. on 13. July 2022 for Skin Infections

I liked the visual images accompanying the description, as I’m very unfamiliar with soft tissue infections. I liked the use of a clinical case presentation, and the subsequent process of elimination. It would have been helpful if descriptive words used to characterize the skin lesions were further elaborated on, such as for example “maculopapular”

 
Thank you for breaking it down so nicely!
By Christine K. on 18. October 2021 for Skin Infections

I found it really helpful for my NP exam on derm. I like the case studies and differentials it really helps to frame it as a rule in rule out problems.