Skin Conditions

Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Pitted Palms and Fingers [Photo Quiz]

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

Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Evaluating the Child with Purpura [Article]

Purpura is the result of hemorrhage into the skin or mucosal membrane. It may represent a relatively benign condition or herald the presence of a serious underlying disorder. Purpura may be secondary to thrombocytopenia, platelet dysfunction, coagulation factor deficiency or vascular defect. Investi...

Jul 15, 2001 Issue
Differential Diagnosis of Annular Lesions [Article]

Although most annular lesions will be typical of a dermatophytosis, physicians must consider other possible diagnoses. Tinea corporis can often be diagnosed on the basis of a positive potassium hydroxide examination. Topical and systemic antifungals are usually curative. Pityriasis rosea is characte...

Jan 15, 2001 Issue
Sporotrichoid Lymphocutaneous Infections: Etiology, Diagnosis and Therapy [Article]

Sporotrichoid lymphocutaneous infection is an uncommon syndrome that is often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Of the several hundred cases seen each year in the United States, the majority are caused by Sporothrix schenckii, Nocardia brasiliensis, Mycobacterium marinum or Leishmania brasiliensi...

Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Friable Neoplasm During Pregnancy [Photo Quiz]

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

Aug 15, 2000 Issue
Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash [Article]

The differential diagnosis for febrile patients with a rash is extensive. Diseases that present with fever and rash are usually classified according to the morphology of the primary lesion. Rashes can be categorized as maculopapular (centrally and peripherally distributed), petechial, diffusely eryt...

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Lichen Planus [Article]

Lichen planus is an inflammatory mucocutaneous condition with characteristic violaceous polygonal flat-topped papules and plaques. Pruritus is often severe. Skin lesions may be disfiguring, and involvement of the oral mucosa or genital mucosa in severe cases may be debilitating. Oral lichen planus m...

May 1, 2000 Issue
Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis [Article]

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. Scalp seborrhea varies from ...

Mar 1, 2000 Issue
Using Tissue Adhesive for Wound Repair: A Practical Guide to Dermabond. [Article]

Dermabond is a cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive that forms a strong bond across apposed wound edges, allowing normal healing to occur below. It is marketed to replace sutures that are 5-0 or smaller in diameter for incisional or laceration repair. This adhesive has been shown to save time during wound ...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Recognizing an Index Case of Tuberous Sclerosis [Article]

Tuberous sclerosis is the most common neurocutaneous syndrome after neurofibromatosis. Dermatologic manifestations may be the only clues the family physician has to the diagnosis of the disorder, which is also marked by childhood seizures and mental retardation. Characteristic signs of tuberous scle...

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