Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Severely Pruritic, Whip-like Dermatitis [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with fever, headache, cough, sore throat, and a widespread pruritic rash two days after ingestion of shiitake mushrooms.

May 15, 2020 Issue
Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory skin disease that causes intensely pruritic skin lesions. Maintenance therapy consists of liberal use of emollients and daily bathing with soap-free cleansers. Use of topical corticosteroids is the first-line treatment for flare-ups, with or without the addition of a calcineurin inhibitor. Ultraviolet phototherapy is a safe and effective second-line treatment for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Crisaborole (Eucrisa) for Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis [STEPS]

Crisaborole has been shown to be effective in about one-third of patients who use it, but it is much more expensive than other available products. Although crisaborole is a safe option for patients in whom topical corticosteroids are considered risky (e.g., children at least two years of age), it sh...

Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Geometric Rash on the Leg [Photo Quiz]

A healthy 62-year-old woman presented with a pruritic rash on her ankle three days after applying a lidocaine patch.

Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Topical Medications for Seborrheic Dermatitis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Steroids and antifungal agents can be used to effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitors are as effective as steroids, but have a higher incidence of short-term adverse effects.

Jul 1, 2016 Issue
Pruritic Rash on the Forearm and Legs [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with itching and erythema on his right forearm and legs after a fishing trip. The rash consisted of multiple papules and vesicles.

Jun 1, 2016 Issue
Hyperkeratotic Plaques on Hands [Photo Quiz]

A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.

Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Common Skin Rashes in Children [Article]

Rashes are common in children, and the various causes can be difficult to differentiate. Learn the key features of common infectious and noninfectious rashes of childhood.

May 1, 2015 Issue
A Geometric Summertime Rash [Photo Quiz]

A girl with a history of asthma and eczema presented with burning rash on her legs after exposure to limes.

Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Red Rash on the Back [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a on his back after a coronary stent procedure. The erythematous lesion was well demarcated with visible capillary break and petechiae inside the borders. There was a central fine scale.

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