Skin Conditions

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Tacrolimus for Eczema [Cochrane for Clinicians]

For children and adults with moderate to severe eczema, topical tacrolimus is an effective, albeit costly, alternative to topical corticosteroids. Both tacrolimus strengths (0.03% and 0.1%) are superior to low-potency topical corticosteroids, whereas tacrolimus 0.1% has similar effectiveness to mode...

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Bilateral Pruritic Auricular Papules and Plaques [Photo Quiz]

A patient presented with persistent and worsening pruritic auricular lesions on the ears.

Sep 15, 2016 Issue
Ivermectin 1% Cream (Soolantra) for Inflammatory Lesions of Rosacea [STEPS]

Ivermectin cream is an effective treatment for moderate to severe pustular rosacea, but it is more expensive than some other available treatments and has not been studied in patients with milder forms of rosacea. Generic metronidazole cream is a less expensive alternative, and long-term oral doxycyc...

Sep 1, 2016 Issue
Second-Generation H1-Antihistamines for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is good evidence that second-generation H1-antihistamines are helpful in the short- and intermediate-term suppression of urticaria. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) in a dosage of 10 mg daily is effective at completely suppressing symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria (number needed to treat [NNT] = 4).

Jun 1, 2016 Issue
Hyperkeratotic Plaques on Hands [Photo Quiz]

A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.

May 15, 2016 Issue
Annular Scaly Plaques [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a largely asymptomatic but mildly pruritic rash on her feet that did not improve with antifungal cream.

May 1, 2016 Issue
Persistent Lower-Limb Ulcers in a Patient with Diabetes [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with enlarging ulcers on her leg and foot. Large ulcerations exposed muscles and tendons, with sharp margins, an undermined and violaceous border, and granulation tissue over the ulcer beds.

Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Red Tender Nodule on a Pregnant Patient [Photo Quiz]

A pregnant woman presented with a sore throat and tonsillar exudates. She did not respond to antibiotics and developed multiple erythematous nodules on both of her shins.

Mar 1, 2016 Issue
An Annular Lesion on the Elbow [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a fleshy-erythematous eruption with an annular configuration on her elbow.

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Teenager with a Bleeding, Red Papule [Photo Quiz]

A teenager presented with a tender red papule on his finger.

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