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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537874/the-residency-interview-is-still-paramount-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study-on-concordance-of-dermatology-residency-applicant-evaluators-and-influence-of-the-applicant-interview
#1
Faranak Kamangar, Parastoo Davari, Rahman Azari, Sarah Fitzmaurice, Chin-Shang Li, Daniel B Eisen, Nasim Fazel
Application to dermatology residency is a highly competitive process. Although factors associated with successfully matching have been studied, less is known regarding the ability of admissions committees to screen applicants in a uniform manner or the importance of the interview in ranking applicants. Our goal was to retrospectively measure our admission committee evaluators' concordance regarding residency application credentials and interview performance, and ultimately the effects on final applicant ranking...
May 22, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537872/painful-erythematous-infiltrated-papulonodules-in-a-middle-aged-man
#2
Teena Mary Joseph, Raghavendra Rao, Namitha Chathra, Vidya Monappa, Sricharith Shetty, Sathish Pai
Cutaneous leiomyomas (CL) often present as painful tumors in the skin. Herein we report an adult man who presented with multiple, erythematous papulonodules in both segmental and non-segmental distribution.
May 22, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537873/leishmanial-dactylitis-an-unusual-clinical-presentation
#3
Nasrin Saki, Hamid Godarzi, Alireza Heiran
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most common endemic diseases in Iran. It has a diverse spectrum of clinical manifestations. Herein we present a woman with leishmanial dactylitis, which is a very rare clinical form of CL. Successful treatment consisted of parenteral pentavalent antimonials for two months. Leishmanial dactylitis can be easily misdiagnosed as bacterial or fungal infections, psoriasis, or even malignancies. Accordingly, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of dactylitis in endemic areas and in travelers from endemic countries...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537871/anxiety-levels-of-patients-undergoing-common-dermatologic-procedures-versus-those-seeking-general-dermatologic-care
#4
Faranak Kamangar, Tatyana A Petukhova, Gabriela Monico, Stephen Mathis, Jayne Joo, Anne Zhuang, Chin-Shang Li, Yu Liu, Elle Lee, Daniel Eisen
Patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery frequently experience anxiety as a result of multiple potential factors. There is currently no data regarding how this anxiety compares to other common procedures performed in dermatology offices, such as shave biopsy and excision, relative to a general dermatology visit. Herein, we conducted a survey of 471 dermatology patients at an academic medical center, using a validated tool (Visual Analogue Scale from 1 "no anxiety at all" to 10 "extremely anxious").
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537870/public-perception-of-dermatologic-surgery-in-saudi-arabia-an-online-survey
#5
Abdullah H AlHargan, Nujud R Al-Hejin, Mohammed A AlSufyani
BACKGROUND: Dermatologic surgery is a well established subspecialty in dermatology, but observations suggest that the public may not be aware of this field. OBJECTIVE: To explore the public perception of the nature and scope of dermatologic surgery Methods: A cross-sectional online-based survey consisting of two parts was used. The first part recorded demographic data. The second part presented a series of clinical scenarios in common surgical and cosmetic procedures performed by dermatologic surgeons to determine respondents' choice among three specialties: general surgery, plastic surgery, and dermatologic surgery...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537869/a-child-with-kwashiorkor-misdiagnosed-as-atopic-dermatitis
#6
Marcus Henrique de S B Xavier, Eduardo De Magalhães, Gilmar Ferraz Oliveira, Mariana Keltke Magalhães, Cláudio Prates de Almeida E Oliveira, Natália Bragança Oliveira
Although uncommon, kwashiorkor continues to occur in developed, but mainly in developing nations. It is a type of protein-calorie malnutrition that occurs in the setting of insufficient protein intake in the presence of sufficient caloric intake. Skin and hair changes should prompt a thorough dietary history and appropriate dietary intervention. We report a case of a 12-month old girl in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, who presented with diffuse edema, desquamation, and irritability misdiagnosed as atopic dermatitis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537868/psoriasis-mimicking-mycosis-fungoides-clinically
#7
Adam M Vaudreuil, Christopher M Stroud, Sylvia Hsu
Psoriasis is a complex, chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease that most commonly presents as well-demarcated erythematous plaques with micaceous scale, affecting roughly 3-4% of the US population [1-4]. Clinically, lesions are often well demarcated thick, scaly, erythematous plaques, characteristically located on the extensor surfaces, such as elbows and knees [1]. In most cases, clinical impression is sufficient to diagnose psoriasis. However, sometimes psoriasis can mimic other cutaneous disorders and biopsy may be warranted to discover the diagnosis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537867/basaloid-follicular-hamartoma-clinical-dermoscopic-and-histopathological-characteristics-of-case
#8
Ellie Choi, May Liau, Jingxiang Huang, Kong Bing Tan, Derrick Aw
Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare benign adnexal tumor with variable clinical presentation. We report a case of a 64-year-old man, who presented with an incidental finding of a 3mm hyperpigmented macule on his cheek. Dermoscopy revealed a structureless blue lesion. Histopathology examination showed interconnecting lobules and cords of bland pigmented epithelial cells within the dermal stroma, with the presence of pseudohorncysts. The lesional cells were faintly positive for Bcl2on immunohistochemical staining...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537866/eruptive-sebaceous-hyperplasia-as-a-side-effect-of-oral-tacrolimus-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#9
Katherine A Levandoski, Nicholas A Girardi, Manisha J Loss
Sebaceous hyperplasia, a benign proliferation ofsebaceous glands, has been well documented in organ transplant recipients treated with cyclosporine. Sebaceous hyperplasia has not been strongly associated with any other immunosuppressive medications. We report a case of eruptive sebaceous hyperplasia in a renal transplant recipient with no previous exposure to cyclosporine that was recently started on tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. To our knowledge, this is the first report of eruptive sebaceous hyperplasia in a renal transplant recipient who was immunosuppressed with tacrolimus and had no prior exposure to cyclosporine...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537865/a-nodule-on-the-scalp-as-the-first-sign-of-extranodal-disease-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#10
Jose Ramon Ferreres-Riera, Antonia Vinyals-Rioseco, Rosa Maria Penin-Mosquera, Octavio Servitje-Bedate, Joaquim Marcoval-Caus, Jose Manuel Mascaro-Galy, Susana Puig-Sarda, Antonio Macaya-Pascual, Angels Fabra-Fres
Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland accounts for only 5-10% of thyroid carcinomas. Also, metastases to the skin of malignant tumors are infrequently (2-9% of patients). In the case herein reported in a 64-year old woman, a metastatic nodule on the scalp was the presenting clinical manifestation of a medullary thyroid carcinoma. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted for similar cases using PubMed. Only 18 cases of cutaneous metastases of medullary thyroid carcinoma have been previously reported in the literature, but skin lesions were the presenting complaint of the thyroid neoplasm in only three...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537864/laboratory-tests-in-patients-treated-with-isotretinoin-occurrence-of-liver-and-muscle-abnormalities-and-failure-of-ast-and-alt-to-predict-liver-abnormality
#11
Guy F Webster, Timothy G Webster, Lorraine R Grimes
Current laboratory monitoring may not be optimal. A retrospective chart review was performed on thelaboratory results of 246 patients who were treated with isotretinoin for acne over a 9-year period. Tests obtained were CBC, lipid panel, AST, ALT, CK, GGT,and C-reactive protein. Thirty-five patients had an elevated AST and 35 of these had an elevated CK; 32 had an elevated ALT and 11 of these had an elevated CK. Thirteen patients had an elevated GGT; in 5 this was the only abnormality, whereas 8 had a GGT elevation accompanied by an elevated AST or ALT...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537863/severe-pellagra-masked-by-concurrent-plaque-psoriasis-a-case-report-of-a-hidden-diagnosis
#12
Elizabeth A Wang, Jason Kao, Michelle Y Cheng, Chelsea Ma, Soneet Dhillon, Thomas Konia, Emanual Maverakis, Cindy J Chambers
Despite characteristic features, psoriasis can mimic other dermatologic conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, and certain nutritional deficiencies such as pellagra. We present a patient with a longstanding history of severe plaque psoriasis who presented with disfiguring scaly plaques involving greater than 80% body surface area. The patient's disease was minimally responsive to multiple therapies. Repeat punch biopsies demonstrated parakeratosis, psoriasiform hyperplasia, and dilated blood vessels consistent with psoriasis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537862/erythrasma-a-report-of-nine-men-successfully-managed-with-mupirocin-2-ointment-monotherapy
#13
Tanya Greywal, Philip R Cohen
BACKGROUND: Erythrasma is a benign dermatosis that typically occurs on intertriginous skin. PURPOSE: We describe a series of nine men with erythrasma that were successfully treated with mupirocin 2% ointment monotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We reviewed PubMed for the following terms: erythrasma, mupirocin, ointment, treatment. We also reviewed papers containing these terms and their references. RESULTS: Complete resolution of erythrasma occurred following monotherapy with twice daily application of mupirocin 2% ointment...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537861/use-of-an-oral-phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitor-apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-case-report
#14
Benjamin Farahnik, Kourosh Beroukhim, Mio Nakamura, Michael Abrouk, Tian Hao Zhu, Rasnik Singh, Kristina Lee, Tina Bhutani, John Koo, Wilson Liao
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory dermatosis characterized by pruritus, erythema, induration, and lichenification. Current treatment options for generalized atopic dermatitis are limited and have potentially serious adverse effects, especially in patients with severe, chronic AD who frequently require systemic anti-inflammatory agents. Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, was FDA approved in September 2014 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. However, its upstream anti-inflammatory effects, ease of use as an oral agent, and mild side-effect profile make it an interesting treatment option for AD as well...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537860/global-skin-diseases-on-instagram-hashtags
#15
Taylor Braunberger, Jessica Mounessa, Kyle Rudningen, Cory A Dunnick, Robert P Dellavalle
Recently named one of the most influential phone applications, Instagram continues to grow in popularity [1]. Instagram consists of images and video posts, making it ideal for education and communication within the visual field of dermatology. In this study, we seek to determine the presence of dermatology-related content with regard to the most common cutaneous diseases of the world. We searched the account types and hashtags associated with the eight most common skin diseases globally as identified by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study by Hollenstein et al...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537859/combined-closures-in-reconstructive-surgery
#16
Nita Kohli, Kathleen Kwedar, Nicholas Golda
It is common for dermatology surgery patients to present on the day of surgery with more than one skin cancer needing Mohs micrographic surgery. When these carcinomas are located near one another, it may be more practical to treat both at the same time as the reconstruction for one defect may involve or otherwise affect the treatment or reconstruction for the other carcinoma. Treating both cancers on the same day creates an opportunity for efficient repairs where a creative single reconstruction may minimize the amount of tissue wasted during reconstruction,and minimize morbidity for the patient...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537858/portable-equipment-for-taking-dramatic-sun-damage-revealing-photos-at-skin-cancer-prevention-outreach-events
#17
Jessica S Mounessa, Neil F Box, Nancy L Asdigian, Taylor Braunberger, Cory A Dunnick, Lori A Crane, Robert R Dellavalle
In recent years, appearance-based interventions have gained popularity as a means to improve public awareness about skin cancer and sun protective behaviors. Although numerous reports discuss the use of ultraviolet (UV) camera devices for this purpose,studies on the use of portable imaging devices in community outreach events do not presently exist. In this report, we discuss how we successfully utilize portable imaging devices at community outreach events. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of our portable devices in comparison to traditional UV cameras...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537857/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-using-dermatologists-versus-pediatricians-to-treat-mild-to-moderate-acne
#18
Scott A Davis, Sebastian Himmler, Steven R Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness from the payer perspective of using dermatologists versus pediatricians to treat acne in adolescents ages 10-18. METHODS: A Markov model was constructed to explore outcomes over a 2-year period from the US private payer perspective. Patients ages 10-18 with acne entered the model under the "dermatologist"and "pediatrician" conditions. In each 3-month cycle,each modeled patient received topical retinoids,benzoyl peroxide (BP), antibiotics, or no treatment,and could progress to an acne-free state or remain in an acne state...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537856/superficial-morphea-case-report-look-alikes-pathogenesis-and-treatment
#19
Jameson Loyal, Ivy I Norris, Elizabeth B Lester, Joseph C Pierson
Superficial morphea, a rare variant of morphea, is characterized by hypopigmented to hyperpigmented skin lesions located predominantly in a symmetric fashion at intertriginous sites. These patches and plaques typically lack the significant induration, contractures, and atrophy seen in other subtypes of morphea. Histologic examination is key for accurate diagnosis considering the number of similar conditions which may clinically mimic superficial morphea. Herein, we present a case of a 25-year-old woman who re-presented for consultation in our clinic after gradual progression of her skin lesions...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537855/multifocal-primary-cutaneous-nodular-amyloidosis
#20
Martha Emily Matsumoto, Mary-Katharine Collins, Anastasios Raptis, Jaroslaw Jedrych, Timothy Patton
Nodular cutaneous amyloidosis (NCA), the least common form of primary cutaneous amyloidosis, is characterized clinically by waxy, purpuric plaques and nodules and histologically by amyloid deposits in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. We present a patient who developed multiple, non-contiguous NCA lesions over a three year period without evidence of systemic disease. We reviewed the literature and found few other cases of this unusual presentation.
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
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