1. A systematic approach to describing rashes should include the following:
- Identification of primary lesion type with or without secondary changes;
- Lesion color;
- Lesion shape/pattern;
- Lesion distribution
2. Red flag history/exam features, suggestive of life threatening rash, include:
- Immunocompromised status,
- Extremes of age,
- Mucosal involvement,
- Diffuse erythroderma
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