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VisualDx is a clinical decision support tool with 45,000 images of medical conditions and a differential diagnosis builder with 3,500 diagnoses. VisualDx 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 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.

Creating an Account and Accessing the App

For instructions about how to create a personal account and download the mobile app on your iOS or Android device, please watch this video or read below.

  • Go to VisualDx.
  • Click Create a Personal Account. It is towards the bottom center of the page.
  • Fill in the form to create a personal account.
  • Search for and download the VisualDx app in either the App Store or Google Play.
  • Open the app and enter the username and password you created.

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