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Skin Conditions

Feb 1, 2003 Issue
Woody Edema of the Legs [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 15, 2002 Issue
Topical Tacrolimus: A New Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis [Article]

Atopic dermatitis is a common problem affecting up to 10 percent of all children. The mainstays of therapy have been oral antihistamines, topical emollients, topical doxepin, and topical corticosteroids. Side effects associated with higher potency topical corticosteroids have limited their use in ch...


Oct 1, 2002 Issue
Red Knuckles [Photo Quiz]

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


Oct 1, 2002 Issue
Electrosurgery for the Skin [Article]

The purposes of electrosurgery are to destroy benign and malignant lesions, control bleeding, and cut or excise tissue. The major modalities in electrosurgery are electrodesiccation, fulguration, electrocoagulation, and electrosection. Electrosurgery can be used for incisional techniques that produc...


Sep 15, 2002 Issue
Occupational Skin Disease [Article]

Contact dermatitis, the most common occupational skin disease, is characterized by clearly demarcated areas of rash at sites of exposure. The rash improves on removal of the offending agent. In allergic contact dermatitis, even minute exposures to antigenic substances can lead to a skin rash. Common...


Aug 1, 2002 Issue
Facial Rash [Photo Quiz]

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


Aug 1, 2002 Issue
Rosacea: A Common Yet Commonly Overlooked Condition [Article]

Rosacea is a common, but often overlooked, skin condition of uncertain etiology that can lead to significant facial disfigurement, ocular complications, and severe emotional distress. The progression of rosacea is variable; however, typical stages include: (1) facial flushing, (2) erythema and/or ed...


Jul 1, 2002 Issue
Common Bacterial Skin Infections [Article]

Family physicians frequently treat bacterial skin infections in the office and in the hospital. Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles. Cellulitis is an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue that has poorly demarcated bor...


Jul 1, 2002 Issue
Red Ear [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 15, 2002 Issue
Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome: Guidelines for Early Detection [Article]

Basal cell nevus syndrome is an autosomal dominant condition with complete penetrance and variable expressivity. It is characterized by five major components, including multiple nevoid basal cell carcinomas, jaw cysts, congenital skeletal abnormalities, ectopic calcifications, and plantar or palmar ...


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