ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the great toe and most commonly occur in young men. Nail care habits and footwear are common contributing factors. Ingrown nails can be treated nonsurgically or surgically; surgical approaches are superior for preventing recurrence. Partial avulsion is the most common surgical approach; matrixectomy can be performed through surgical, chemical, or electrosurgical means.
Erythema multiforme is an immune-mediated reaction that involves the skin and sometimes the mucosa. Infections and medications constitute most of the causes of erythema multiforme. Management of erythema multiforme depends on the underlying etiology and the disease severity.
Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom of both lice and scabies. Initial treatment for lice and scabies includes permethrin therapy and basic environmental measures, such as washing or drying certain items at a high temperature or sealing them in a plastic bag. Extensive and chemical environmental decontamination methods are not necessary. Children with lice should not be excluded from school.
A five-year-old presented with numerous small erythematous plaques throughout her body but sparing the palms and soles. Treatment with topical antibiotic cream was unsuccessful.
A woman presented with multiple scaly plaques of varying size on her neck and chest.
A six-year-old boy presented with a painful ulcer on his tongue after receiving treatment at a dermatology clinic for foot lesions earlier in the day.
Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Otalgia, Preeclampsia, Latent Tuberculosis, Pityriasis Rosea, Extremity Pain [AFP Clinical Answers]
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.