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Skin Conditions

Jun 1, 2002 Issue
Foot Bumps: Now You See Them, Now You Don't [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 1, 2002 Issue
Corns and Calluses Resulting from Mechanical Hyperkeratosis [Article]

The formation of corns and calluses can be caused by mechanical stresses from faulty footgear (the wearing of poorly fitting shoes), abnormal foot mechanics (deformity of the foot exerting abnormal pressure), and high levels of activity. Corns and calluses result from hyperkeratosis, a normal physio...


May 1, 2002 Issue
Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision [Article]

The dermal electrosurgical shave excision is a fast and inexpensive method of removing epidermal and dermal lesions. The procedure is ideally suited for pedunculated lesions raised above the level of the surrounding skin. It consists of repetitive, unidirectional, horizontal slicing of a cutaneous l...


May 1, 2002 Issue
Autoimmune Bullous Dermatoses: A Review [Article]

Bullous dermatoses can be debilitating and possibly fatal. A selection of autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis are reviewed. Pemphigus vulgaris usually st...


Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Minimal Excision Technique for Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cysts [Article]

Epidermoid cysts are asymptomatic, dome-shaped lesions that often arise from a ruptured pilosebaceous follicle. The minimal excision technique for epidermoid cyst removal is less invasive than complete surgical excision and does not require suture closure. The procedure is easy to learn, and most ph...


Mar 1, 2002 Issue
Lipoma Excision [Article]

Lipomas are adipose tumors that are often located in the subcutaneous tissues of the head, neck, shoulders, and back. Lipomas have been identified in all age groups but usually first appear between 40 and 60 years of age. These slow-growing, nearly always benign, tumors usually present as nonpainful...


Feb 1, 2002 Issue
Koebner Streak [Photo Quiz]

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


Dec 15, 2001 Issue
Neurotic Excoriations [Article]

Neurotic excoriations are self-inflicted skin lesions produced by repetitive scratching. Because there is no known physical problem of the skin, this is a physical manifestation of an emotional problem. The classic lesions are characterized by clean, linear erosions, scabs and scars that can be hypo...


Dec 15, 2001 Issue
Office Management of Digital Mucous Cysts [Article]

Digital mucous cysts are solitary, clear, or flesh-colored nodules that develop on the dorsal digits between the distal interphalangeal joint and the proximal nail fold. There are two types of digital mucous cysts: one type is associated with degenerative changes in the distal interphalangeal joint,...


Oct 15, 2001 Issue
Excercise-Induced Anaphylaxis and Urticaria [Article]

In a select group of persons, exercise can produce a spectrum of allergic symptoms ranging from an erythematous, irritating skin eruption to a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. The differential diagnosis in persons with exercise-induced dermatologic and systemic symptoms should include exercis...


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