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Skin Infections

Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Low-Dose Penicillin Prevents Recurrent Cellulitis [POEMs]

For patients with at least two previous episodes of cellulitis in the previous three years, low-dose penicillin can prevent recurrence (number needed to treat = 6).


Sep 1, 2013 Issue
Persistent Skin Furuncle [Photo Quiz]

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


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
A Persistent Facial Rash [Photo Quiz]

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


Aug 1, 2011 Issue
Treatment of Nongenital Cutaneous Warts [Article]

Numerous treatments for nongenital cutaneous warts are available, although no single therapy has been established as completely curative. Watchful waiting is an option for new warts because many resolve spontaneously. However, patients often request treatment because of social stigma or discomfort. ...


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Acute Extensive Bullous Eruption [Photo Quiz]

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


Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Discrete Papules on the Thigh of a Child [Photo Quiz]

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


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Acute Pruritic Rash on the Foot [Photo Quiz]

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


May 15, 2008 Issue
Common Tinea Infections in Children [Article]

The common dermatophyte genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are major causes of superficial fungal infections in children. These infections (e.g., tinea corporis, pedis, cruris, and unguium) are typically acquired directly from contact with infected humans or animals or indirectly f...


Nov 15, 2007 Issue
Retapamulin (Altabax) 1% Topical ointment for the Treatment of Impetigo [STEPS]

Retapamulin is an effective alternative to topical mupirocin in the treatment of limited-area impetigo in patients older than nine months. Although it is more expensive, retapamulin does have a dosing advantage over mupirocin; it only requires a twice-a-day application for five days, whereas mupiroc...


Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Herpes Zoster Virus Vaccine (Zostavax) for the Prevention of Shingles [STEPS]

Herpes zoster vaccine decreases the incidences of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia. Despite unresolved questions about cost-effectiveness, and pending issues regarding reimbursement, it is an effective vaccine that should be offered to patients who are 60 years or older.


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