Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Does pt have symptoms of anaphylaxis, including shortness of breath, throat swelling, bronchospasm or hypotension?
  • Does pt have evidence of sepsis?
  • Does pt have CNS symptoms (encephalopathic, mental status changes, seizures)?

Infectious (embolic, fungal)

  • Is pt septic?
  • Is pt at risk for limb loss?
  • Does pt have systemic organ failure?

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Last updated: May 12, 2010