A 37-year-old woman – Stella Darwen – makes an appointment at her GP surgery concerned about a mole on the back of her calf.
It has been present for a number of years but Stella suspects it has become slightly bigger over the last two years.
She is seen by Dr M who examines the lesion and records that it has a smooth outline, is reddish in colour and slightly dry on top.
Stella also reports some associated itchiness. Dr M assures the patient that the mole appears benign and prescribes Daktacort cream (cream containing an antifungal agent and a mild steroid).
Follow-up is arranged for four weeks.