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Skin Conditions

Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Perianal Streptococcal Dermatitis [Article]

Perianal streptococcal dermatitis is a bright red, sharply demarcated rash that is caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Symptoms include perianal rash, itching and rectal pain; blood-streaked stools may also be seen in one third of patients. It primarily occurs in children between six mont...


Oct 1, 1999 Issue
White Patch on Back [Photo Quiz]

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


Sep 15, 1999 Issue
Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that can compromise quality of life. Its most frequent symptom is pruritus. Attempts to relieve the itch by scratching simply worsen the rash, creating a vicious circle. Treatment should be directed at limiting itching, repairing the ...


Sep 1, 1999 Issue
Back Rash [Photo Quiz]

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


Jun 1, 1999 Issue
Cutaneous and Systemic Manifestations of Mastocytosis [Article]

Mastocytosis is characterized by an excessive number of apparently normal mast cells in the skin and, occasionally, in other organs. Characteristic skin lesions, called urticaria pigmentosa, are present in most patients, but clinical presentation can vary from a pruritic rash to unexplained collapse...


Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Topical Psoriasis Therapy [Article]

Psoriasis is a common dermatosis, affecting from 1 to 3 percent of the population. Until recently, the mainstays of topical therapy have been corticosteroids, tars, anthralins and keratolytics. Recently, however, vitamin D analogs, a new anthralin preparation and topical retinoids have expanded phys...


Feb 1, 1999 Issue
Exfoliative Dermatitis [Article]

Exfoliative dermatitis, also known as erythroderma, is an uncommon but serious skin disorder that family physicians must be able to recognize and treat appropriately. Although the etiology is often unknown, exfoliative dermatitis may be the result of a drug reaction or an underlying malignancy. The ...


Sep 15, 1998 Issue
Recognizing Neoplastic Skin Lesions: A Photo Guide [Article]

Malignant lesions of the skin are common. Patients who develop squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma often have recognizable precursor conditions. A few skin lesions resemble malignancies. Lesions that are growing, spreading or pigmented, or those that occur on exposed areas of skin are of ...


Aug 01, 1998 Issue
A Different Look at Corticosteroids [Article]

Systemic corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of numerous medical conditions for approximately 50 years. Short-acting products such as hydrocortisone are the least potent. Prednisone and methylprednisolone, which are intermediate-acting products, are four to five times more potent than hy...


Aug 01, 1998 Issue
The Pits [Photo Quiz]

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


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