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James S Studdiford, Kathryn P Trayes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Skinmed
Somesh Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Skinmed
Tracey N Liebman, Devorah Shagalov, Eve J Lowenstein
We present the case of a 66-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus, who presented with tender nodules on the forearms. The patient reported an 8-year history of pink bumps on the extensor surfaces of the forearms bilaterally that would arise episodically for a few weeks and subsequently resolve with no intervention. Her systemic lupus erythematosus was under good control with oral prednisone 10 mg daily, and the development of these lesions was not associated with concomitant flares of the systemic lupus erythematosus...
2018: Skinmed
Jonathan L Yao, Gary Goldenberg, Robert G Phelps
A 28-year-old man of Middle-Eastern descent presented with a raised, pearly, slightly pigmented lesion on the right nasal ala. The lesion had been present for approximately 4 months. An excisional biopsy was taken, and the lesion measured 1.0 cm × 0.9 cm in dimension. The cut surface revealed a firm, white to tan nodule located within the dermis. The patient had no other significant medical history. After the initial excision, the lesion did not recur.
2018: Skinmed
Neel Prabha, Namrata Chhabra, Sandeep Kulkarni, Nighat Hussain
A 21-year-old man presented with extensive asymptomatic comedones and inflammatory papulonodules that had been present for the previous 7 years. The lesions had first appeared on the upper part of the trunk, subsequently spreading to the face, arms, axillae, thighs, groin, and buttocks. Physical examination revealed numerous monomorphic discrete black papules with firm central keratotic plugs. A few painful, inflamed nodules were present over the back (Figure 1). Pocklike scars were located predominantly over the face and back...
2018: Skinmed
Hubert M Chodkiewicz, Jennifer Song Ranario, Richard Jahan-Tigh, Deborah F MacFarlane, Vesna Petronic-Rosic
A 52-year-old white man with alcoholic cirrhosis presented to the Mohs surgery clinic with a 1-month history of tender "bumps" located diffusely on his scalp. Two biopsies performed at an outside institution were read as "basal cell carcinoma" and "actinic keratosis." The patient was scheduled for a large excision of the scalp for presumed multiple nodules of basal cell carcinoma and desired a second opinion from our Mohs surgery clinic.
2018: Skinmed
Shoko Mori, Eve J Lowenstein, Charles Steffen
Arsenic is a naturally occurring compound that is widely distributed in trace quantities in the environment. Levels toxic to humans have been found contaminating certain regions of the world and their groundwater, leading to deleterious effects. In fact, an estimated 150 million people are affected by arsenic contamination worldwide.1 Arsenic poisoning leads to several adverse health effects, including cancer of the lung, bladder, and kidney, neurologic disorders, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus...
2018: Skinmed
Kingshuk Chatterjee, Gautam Chatterjee, Anita Chaudhuri, Virendra N Sehgal, Snejina Vassileva
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2018: Skinmed
Warren R Heymann
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2018: Skinmed
Hee J Kim, Parmvir Singh, Ann M John, Thomas Jasterzbski, W Clark Lambert, Muriel W Lambert, Claude E Gagna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Skinmed
Antonio Chuh, Vijay Zawar, Catriona Ooi, Albert Lee
We aimed to investigate roles of dermatoscopy in skin infections, with Part 1 of our report covering viral and bacterial infections. A case-control study was conducted on the medical records of all patients with skin infections who had had dermatoscopy performed over a period of 3 months. Our control participants were all patients with skin infections in two 3-month periods, and sex-pair-matched patients with the same infections, who had not undergone dermatoscopy. Records of 523 study subjects were analyzed...
2018: Skinmed
Maryam Ghiasi, Hossein Mortazavi, Masood Jafari
Previous studies have reported elevated homocysteine levels and folic acid and/or vitamin B12 deficiencies after isotretinoin therapy, which increase the risk of cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric disorders. Homocysteine is metabolized in the liver, a process requiring folate and vitamin B12 . We conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate whether folate and vitamin B12 replacement therapy with isotretinoin would be useful for preventing hyperhomocysteinemia. A total of 66 patients with acne were randomized into two groups: group A took isotretinoin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 , whereas group B took isotretinoin alone...
2018: Skinmed
Miguel Costa-Silva, Julia Vide, Maria João Cruz, Teresa Baudrier, Filomena Azevedo
Calciphylaxis is a rare and severe syndrome of vascular calcification with unclear pathogenesis. This disease mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease; however, it also has been described in nonuremic patients. We report four cases of nonuremic calciphylaxis (NUC) with ulcerated lesions associated with autoimmune disease. These cases support the literature suggesting that bisphosphonates and sodium thiosulfate are effective drugs in the treatment of calciphylaxis regardless of renal function.
2018: Skinmed
Caruso Ciro, Pacente Luigi
15-Keto fluprostenol isopropyl ester and 15-keto fluprostenol have demonstrated a stimulatory effect on the growth and thickening of the eyelashes without the disadvantages of the prostaglandin derivatives of the PGF2α group, which have a hydroxyl group at position 15 in their structure. The two 15-ketoderivatives have the same efficacy as the 15-hydroxyl derivatives in allowing the regrowth, lengthening, darkening, or thickening of the eyelashes, but without darkening the edge of the eyelid or coloring the iris, even temporarily...
2018: Skinmed
Matthew James Zirwas, Wyatt Andrasik
The crucial role sunscreen plays in preventing sunburns, photoaging, and skin cancer is unquestionable, and as a result, it is incumbent upon dermatologists to influence patients to appropriately use sunscreens. In addition to explaining the benefits of sunscreen use and how to properly use sunscreen, dermatologists must also address possible barriers or concerns that patients may have regarding sunscreen. One concern that has gained increasing media attention in the recent years has been the environmental impact of sunscreens, especially the impact on coral reefs...
2018: Skinmed
Peter J Hotez, John E Wolf
As primary care providers and experts on diseases affecting the skin, such as herpes zoster (shingles) and human papillomavirus-related cancers, dermatologists are often asked to make important recommendations on vaccines and vaccinations; however, a rise in antivaccine attitudes-sometimes referred to as "vaccine hesitancy"-among patient populations, especially in North America and Europe, has created new challenges for the practicing dermatologist. Here we provide a brief overview of some of the major evidence that refutes commonly held misperceptions about vaccines...
2018: Skinmed
Lawrence Charles Parish
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Skinmed
Virendra N Sehgal, Sambit N Bhattacharya, Sonal Sharma, Navjeeven Singh
A 6-month-old, 4-kg, dehydrated girl, an Indian native, was admitted with recurrent episodes of diarrhea that had occurred since age 2 months. She had stopped breastfeeding. She had also had concomitant vomiting and loss of appetite. Later, the mother noticed progressively increasing erythematous eruptions around the anogenital and the oral region. The baby had been born to a short-stature mother and was delivered by lower segment cesarean section. Regular antenatal follow-up was normal.
2018: Skinmed
Anissa Zaouak, Takoua Bacha, Meriem Jrad, Raja Jouini, Meriem Belhaj Salah, Rym Sahnoun, Houda Hammami, Samy Fenniche
A 50-year-old woman presented to our dermatology clinic with pruritic lesions on her hands that had appeared 24 hours earlier. The clinical manifestations had started 24 hours after taking 100 mg of doxycycline for acute bronchitis. She had no history of allergic disease or allergic reactions to drugs. The dermatologic examination revealed multiple erythematous, purplish annular patches with overlying bullae with hemorrhagic content on both palms (Figure 1). The patient had no fever, and the rest of the physical examination did not reveal any abnormalities...
2018: Skinmed
Sarah M Beggs, Kathleen P McGuinn, Anthony F Santoro, Levon N Nazarian, Jason B Lee
A 78-year-old woman with a history of bilateral hip replacements presented with an ill-defined erythematous plaque with foci of reticulated and indurated areas on the left thigh. Initially, a few weeks after her surgery, a small area of erythema appeared overlying the incision site. Over a 6-month period, the erythema slowly expanded before stabilizing in size (Figure 1). There was no pruritus, pain, or warmth. Orthopedic evaluation found no evidence of infection or malfunction of the hip prosthesis. A skin biopsy revealed telangiectasia of the superficial vessels...
2018: Skinmed
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