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Skin of Color Resources

This guide serves as a resource for faculty and student researchers to gain access to images of patients with skin of color with the ultimate goal of better representation and treatment in patients with skin of color.


VisualDx is a clinical decision support tool with 45,000 images of medical conditions and a differential diagnosis builder with 3,500 diagnoses. It is a leading skin of color atlas, and around a third of the images are skin type IV, V, or VI on the Fitzpatrick scale.

VisualDx offers a customized differential builder with a guided workup and DDx strength indicator. Input a symptom, medication, or diagnosis in the search box or use the quick start differential builder to build a differential by the most common chief complaints by specialty. The specialties are Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT/Oral Medicine, Cardiac/Pulmonary, Neurology/Psychiatry, Genitourinary, and Gastrointestinal. Change the sex and age of the patient and filter images by body location, skin type, and stage of disease. Click on a diagnosis to view a quick summary, the full article, or images associated with the diagnosis. Expert content includes a synopsis, ICD codes, what to look for, diagnostic pearls, differential diagnosis & pitfalls, best tests, management pearls, therapy, associated medications, and references. Links to related content from UpToDate and PubMed are also available.

Medical students may want to explore LearnDerm, a self-study dermatology education resource that consists of 5 interactive lessons to help build a solid foundation in essential terminology and improve pattern recognition skills. The LearnDerm Tutorial covers the basic skin exam, lesion types, distribution and body location, configurations, and an introduction to disease variation.

Check out VisualDx's Tutorials page to learn more about how to use this powerful resource.


In addition to VisualDx, PCOM Libraries provide access to many other dermatology resources. The following resources are recommended.

Search or browse the eJournals part of our website to find additional dermatology journals.


Electronic Books

Click the hyperlinked title to access the book through PCOM Library. Log in with your PCOM credentials and password if you are off campus. For a complete listing of our Skin of Color ebooks, browse and search our catalog.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2024 2:10 PM