See Rashes Guide for in depth analysis of this examination.
Primarily via Inspection, first ensure as much of the body is as exposed as possible:
- Symmetry/ distribution
- Surroundings (edge)
- Surface (rough, smooth, raised)
- Satelite Lesions
Detailed examination of
- Mucous membranes
Assess each area of the body systematically, not forgetting inside the mouth and checking for any hair loss. Palpate for local lymphadenopathy in suspected cancer
Finish by taking a scraping for cytology.