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Skin Conditions

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Chronic, Papular Rash That Develops a Wheal When Rubbed [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Mar 1, 2004 Issue
Urticaria and Angioedema: A Practical Approach [Article]

Urticaria (i.e., pruritic, raised wheals) and angioedema (i.e., deep mucocutaneous swelling) occur in up to 25 percent of the U.S. population. Vasoactive mediators released from mast cells and basophils produce the classic wheal and flare reaction. Diagnosis can be challenging, especially if symptom...


Mar 1, 2004 Issue
Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis: A Therapeutic Challenge [Article]

Excessive sweating from the palms and soles, known as palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, affects both children and adults. Diagnosis of this potentially embarrassing and socially disabling condition is based on the patient's history and visible signs of sweating. The condition usually is idiopathic. Treatm...


Feb 1, 2004 Issue
A Case of Necrotic Toes [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jan 15, 2004 Issue
Velvety Axillary Lesions [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jan 1, 2004 Issue
Pityriasis Rosea [Article]

Pityriasis rosea is a common, acute exanthem of uncertain etiology. Viral and bacterial causes have been sought, but convincing answers have not yet been found. Pityriasis rosea typically affects children and young adults. It is characterized by an initial herald patch, followed by the development o...


Nov 15, 2003 Issue
Common Hyperpigmentation Disorders in Adults: Part I. Diagnostic Approach, Cafe au Lait Macules, Diffuse Hyperpigmentation, Sun Exposure, and Phototoxic Reactions [Article]

The cause of hyperpigmentation usually is traced to the activity and presence of melanocytes. Cafe au lait macules may be solitary benign findings or may indicate the presence of neurofibromatosis with its associated complications. Diffuse hyperpigmentation should prompt a search for offending medic...


Nov 15, 2003 Issue
Common Hyperpigmentation Disorders in Adults: Part II. Melanoma, Seborrheic Keratoses, Acanthosis Nigricans, Melasma, Diabetic Dermopathy, Tinea Versicolor, and Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation [Article]

Nevi, or moles, are localized nevocytic tumors. The American Cancer Society's “ABCD” rules are useful for differentiating a benign nevus from malignant melanoma. While acanthosis nigricans may signal an underlying malignancy (e.g., gastrointestinal tumor), it more often is associated with insulin re...


Sep 15, 2003 Issue
Pruritus [Article]

Pruritus is a common manifestation of dermatologic diseases, including xerotic eczema, atopic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Effective treatment of pruritus can prevent scratch-induced complications such as lichen simplex chronicus and impetigo. Patients, particularly elderly adults, w...


Sep 15, 2003 Issue
Ivermectin Use in Scabies [Article]

Oral ivermectin is an effective and cost-comparable alternative to topical agents in the treatment of scabies infection. It may be particularly useful in the treatment of severely crusted scabies lesions in immunocompromised patients or when topical therapy has failed. Oral dosing may be more conven...


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