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Skin Conditions

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...


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...


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