Skin Conditions

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...

Aug 1, 2003 Issue
Ashy Dermatosis [Photo Quiz]

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

Jul 15, 2003 Issue
Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Primary Care Review [Article]

Patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections often present initially to family physicians. These infections must be detected and treated rapidly to prevent loss of limb or a fatal outcome. Unfortunately, necrotizing soft tissue infections have no pathognomonic signs. Patients may present with so...

Jun 1, 2003 Issue
Generalized Pruritus Without Relief [Photo Quiz]

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

May 1, 2003 Issue
Infected Welding Burns [Photo Quiz]

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

Apr 1, 2003 Issue
Postherpetic Neuralgia [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of interventions to prevent postherpetic neuralgia? What are the effects of treatments in established postherpetic neuralgia?

Mar 15, 2003 Issue
AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

Feb 15, 2003 Issue
Common Benign Skin Tumors [Article]

Benign skin tumors are commonly seen by family physicians. The ability to properly diagnose and treat common benign tumors and to distinguish them from malignant lesions is a vital skill for all family physicians. Any lesions for which the diagnosis is uncertain, based on the history and gross exami...

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