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Skin Conditions

Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Noninfectious Penile Lesions [Article]

Predominant characteristics of a lesion can be accounted for with a thorough genitourinary examination. Knowing the distinguishing features of the four noninfectious types of lesions, and which forms are likely to mimic others, is essential for efficient diagnosis and treatment.


Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and Lower Extremities [Photo Quiz]


Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Pityriasis Rosea: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Pityriasis rosea is a common self-limiting rash that usually starts with a herald patch and progresses to a generalized rash over the trunk and limbs. Learn how to differentiate pityriasis rosea from other skin conditions, and get the latest evidence on the most effective treatments.


Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Effectiveness of Moisturizers in the Treatment of Patients with Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Moisturizers decrease the rate of eczema flare-ups by 3.7 times vs. no treatment (number needed to treat [NNT] = 4), as well as the amount of topical corticosteroids used per eczema flare-up (9.3 g less). Adverse effects are minimal.


Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Pigmentation Disorders: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Patients can experience psychological distress from pigmentation disorders. Review common causes of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, and which treatments are most likely to help improve appearance.


Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Erythematous Lesion on a Newborn's Scalp [Photo Quiz]

A newborn examination revealed an erythematous lesion on the scalp. Ultrasonography revealed an anechoic subcutaneous mass that was not connected to the brain.


Nov 1, 2017 Issue
Erythematous, Scaly Rash After Sun Exposure [Photo Quiz]

A woman presents with an erythematous, scaly rash on her back that developed after a period of intense sun exposure.


Oct 1, 2017 Issue
Dome-Shaped Lesion on the Finger [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a lesion on his right index finger that had been growing gradually for a couple of years.


Sep 15, 2017 Issue
Steroid Treatment Adds No Benefit to Antihistamines for Acute Hives [POEMs]

The combination approach of steroids and antihista-mines offers no added benefit to antihistamines alone for the treatment of simple urticaria.


Aug 15, 2017 Issue
An Annular Plaque on the Back [Photo Quiz]

A 24-year-old man presented with a mildly pruritic, spreading rash that was preceded by a single plaque on his back.


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