Skin Conditions

Apr 1, 2010 Issue
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Immunocompetent Patients [Article]

The increasing incidence of skin and soft tissue infections requires family physicians to be familiar with the management of these conditions. Evidence of systemic infection, such as fever, tachycardia, and hypotension, is an indication for inpatient management. Urgent surgical referral is imperat...

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
The Generalized Rash: Part I. Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Physicians often have difficulty diagnosing a generalized rash because many different conditions produce similar rashes, and a single condition can result in different rashes with varied appearances. A rapid and accurate diagnosis is critically important to make treatment decisions, especially when ...

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
The Generalized Rash: Part II. Diagnostic Approach [Article]

Although it is important to begin the evaluation of generalized rash with an inclusive differential diagnosis, the possibilities must be narrowed down by taking a focused history and looking for key clinical features of the rash. Part I of this two-part article lists the common, uncommon, and rare c...

Mar 1, 2010 Issue
Topical Treatments for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Topical vitamin D analogues, corticosteroids, anthralin, and tazarotene (Tazorac) are all more effective than placebo. Vitamin D and high-potency corticosteroids were equally effective when compared head to head, but were more effective in combination than either product alone. Vitamin D was more ef...

Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Noninfectious Penile Lesions [Article]

Family physicians commonly diagnose and manage penile cutaneous lesions. Noninfectious lesions may be classified as inflammatory and papulosquamous (e.g., psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, angiokeratomas, lichen nitidus, lichen planus), or as neoplastic (e.g., carcinoma in situ, invasive squamous cell ca...

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice [Article]

Since the approval of botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, and lasers for cosmetic use, minimally invasive aesthetic procedures have rapidly become the treatments of choice for age-related facial changes.

Nov 1, 2009 Issue
Generalized Brownish Macules in Infancy [Photo Quiz]

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

Aug 1, 2009 Issue
Management of Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars [Article]

Keloids and hypertrophic scars represent an exuberant healing response that poses a challenge for physicians. Patients at high risk of keloids are usually younger than 30 years and have darker skin. Sternal skin, shoulders and upper arms, earlobes, and cheeks are most susceptible to developing keloi...

Jun 15, 2009 Issue
Scabies [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of topical and systemic treatments for scabies?

Jun 1, 2009 Issue
Adult with a Red Plaque at the Site of a Childhood Vaccination Scar [Photo Quiz]

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

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