Skin Conditions

Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Papular Lesions on Bilateral Elbows and Knees [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with new-onset foot pain, as well as long-standing red-yellow lesions on his elbows and knees.

Dec 15, 2018 Issue
Urticarial, Erythematous Papules in a Pregnant Woman [Photo Quiz]

A pregnant woman presented with a severely pruritic rash that began on her abdomen and spread to other areas including her chest, back, and bilateral arms, legs, hands, and feet.

Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Pruritic Rash on the Hands and Feet [Photo Quiz]

A woman presents with a pruritic rash that is associated with peeling and cracking of the palmar and plantar surfaces of her hands and feet.

Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Posterior Earlobe Mass [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with a painless mass behind his earlobe that had been gradually enlarging for one year.

Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) for the Prevention of Shingles [STEPS]

Recombinant zoster vaccine is a relatively new shingles vaccine that has been shown to have greater effectiveness and protection than the existing live vaccine. Local and systemic adverse effects may occur after administration, but have been shown to resolve within one to three days.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Crisaborole (Eucrisa) for Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis [STEPS]

Crisaborole has been shown to be effective in about one-third of patients who use it, but it is much more expensive than other available products. Although crisaborole is a safe option for patients in whom topical corticosteroids are considered risky (e.g., children at least two years of age), it sh...

Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Annular Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Many diseases present with cutaneous annular lesions, making distinction by physical appearance alone challenging. Find out which clinical clues can help diagnose common and uncommon diseases associated with annular lesions.

Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Lower Extremity Erythema [Photo Quiz]

A man who lived a hermit lifestyle presented with an open eschar over the left medial malleolus.

Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 1% Cream (Rhofade) for Persistent Facial Erythema Associated with Rosacea [STEPS]

Oxymetazoline cream has been shown to be safe and effective at reducing erythema in a small portion of treated patients, but research showing its effectiveness relative to other options is lacking.

Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Hyperhidrosis: Management Options [Article]

Excessive sweating can impair patients’ quality of life, causing embarrassment in work and social settings. A variety of therapies are available for treating hyperhidrosis of the axillae, palms, soles, and face. Review common first- and second-line treatment options, such as topical aluminum chloride, botulinum toxin injections, and iontophoresis, as well as procedures for more severe cases.

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