Skin Conditions

Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Diffuse, Bright-Red Rash with Desquamation and Scaling in an Adult [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with fever; chills; and a pruritic, peeling, red rash over his entire body. He also had pain in his hands.

Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Atypical Moles: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Atypical moles are a diagnostic challenge because they share some features of melanoma. Learn the characteristics of atypical moles and the different screening methods.

Apr 1, 2015 Issue
Exophytic Growths on the Back [Photo Quiz]

A man with a history of significant acne presented with exophytic growths on his back and extensive scarring on his chest.

Feb 15, 2015 Issue
New-Onset Bullous Rash [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with an asymptomatic rash that began one day after taking trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. Physical examination revealed multiple large, erythematous, sharply demarcated circular plaques.

Feb 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis [Article]

Learn how to differentiate sebhorreic dermatitis from other common skin conditions, and find out which treatments are most effective and have the fewest side effects.

Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Common Questions About Wound Care [Article]

Get evidence-based recommendations on treating lacerations, abrasions, burns, and puncture wounds, and find out which patients should be hospitalized or referred.

Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Swelling of the Lips [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with localized swelling of the upper and lower lips, but no other significant findings. He did not have swelling elsewhere on the body.

Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Management of Atopic Dermatitis: Guideline from the American Academy of Dermatology [Practice Guidelines]

Atopic dermatitis, a common and chronic skin condition, affects persons of all ages. Topical therapy is the mainstay of treatment, and in severe cases, it is often combined with systemic therapy. This guideline from the American Academy of Dermatology provides information about the treatment of atop...

Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Pruritic Erythematous Plaques [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with erythematous, pruritic skin patches on her trunk and extremities that were slowly increasing in size and number.

Aug 15, 2014 Issue
Impetigo: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

A review of the two principal types: bullous and nonbullous. Effective treatment options include topical and oral antibiotics. Empiric treatment considerations have changed with the increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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