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Here is a quick mnemonic “CONFLUENT DESquamative to remember about Confluent Desquamative Erythemas Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Confluent Desquamative Erythemas Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • C – Consists of diffuse erythema frequently followed by desquamation.
  • O – Often caused by group A Streptococcus or Staphylococcus aureus.
  • N – Notable features include a facial flush and a “strawberry” tongue.
  • F – Fissuring of the lips is seen in Kawasaki disease.
  • L – Lines called Pastia’s lines can be observed in scarlet fever.
  • U – Usually presents with conjunctivitis and adenopathy.
  • E – Evident generalized erythema during the prodrome of fever and malaise.
  • N – Nikolsky’s sign is positive in the exfoliative stage, with bullae formation.
  • T – Toxic epidermal necrolysis involves sloughing of the entire epidermis.
  • D – Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms can progress to exfoliative erythroderma.
  • E – Eczema, psoriasis, drug reaction, or mycosis fungoides can cause exfoliative erythroderma.
  • S – Systemic toxicity and multiorgan failure are associated with exfoliative erythroderma.
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Mnemonic : CONFLUENT DESquamative

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department