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Acne Relapses Linked to Lower Quality of Life, Productivity

Acne Relapses Linked to Lower Quality of Life, Productivity

Relapse reported to be a significant determinant of productivity loss and absenteeism.

Guidelines Developed for Managing Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Management is generally in a stepwise manner, including moisturizers and avoiding triggers.

Melanoma Survival Varies Among US States

Worse survival in states with more physicians; higher death rates in states with lower incidence.

Opinion

Dermographism: Writing on the skin

The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.

Blue skin in an elderly woman

The patient's use of minocycline was associated with patchy hyperpigmentation as a result of iron deposition in the dermal cells.

An enlarging mass on the calf

Doppler imaging resulted in a solid mass with suggestion of increased vascularity.

Features

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

Early treatment of both visible AK lesions and nonvisible sun-damaged skin can eliminate the potential for malignant transformation and decrease the burden of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Widespread Erythematous Rash

In Case 1, a 24-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with complaints of new-onset sore throat and fatigue. In Case 2, a 50-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic complaining of a fast-developing pruritic rash after being stung by a wasp.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: Erythematous, Scaling Plaques and Pitting of the Nails

Derm Dx: Erythematous, Scaling Plaques and Pitting of the Nails

A 52-year-old man presents with psoriasis of longstanding duration as well as erythematous, scaling plaques and pitting of all nails. ...

Derm Dx: Hyperpigmented Axillary Macules

Derm Dx: Hyperpigmented Axillary Macules

Hyperpigmented macules are observed in the axillae of a 9-year-old girl who presents for treatment of poison ivy.

Slideshows

Derm Dx: Erythematous, Scaling Plaques and Pitting of the Nails

Derm Dx: Erythematous, Scaling Plaques and Pitting of the Nails

A 52-year-old man presents with psoriasis of longstanding duration as well as erythematous, scaling plaques and pitting of all nails. ...

Derm Dx: Can You Diagnose This Patient's Rash?

Derm Dx: Can You Diagnose This Patient's Rash?

A 46-year-old man presents with a rash on his back and chest following a trip to the Dominican Republic where ...

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