Diagnostic Tests for Peeling skin
Diagnostic Test list for Peeling skin:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Peeling skin
- Physical examination
- Note the characteristics of the peeling skin
- Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. cracking, pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - can help determine diagnosis.
- Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
- Feel lymph nodes for enlargement
- Blood tests
- Skin scraping and microscopic examination - if suspect fungal or scabies infection.
- Skin patch testing - used to determine allergens in allergic contact dermatitis.
- Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - may help in determining exacerbating allergens in atopic dermatitis (eczema).
- Punch or shave skin biopsy - can help diagnose the cause of peeling skin.
- Throat swab - for microscopy and culture, if suspect Scarlet fever.
- Radiological investigations
- Echocardiogram may be required to detect heart artery aneurysms (dilatations of the arteries) that may occur as complications of Kawasaki's disease
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Peeling skin:
The following list of conditions
have 'Peeling skin' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Peeling skin:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Peeling skin'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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