Clinical Features

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic dermatitis that feels ...

<p>A 29-year-old woman presents with a rash on her arm that the patient reports has been there “for as long as I can remember.” The dermatitis is asymptomatic, but the patient finds it annoying from a cosmetic standpoint. She states that her mother and sister both have a similarly distributed rash, but their rashes are not as prominent. Application of over-the-counter moisturizers and hydrocortisone cream has proven ineffective. Examination of both upper arms reveals multiple folliculocentric keratotic papules that feel like sandpaper. The patient’s thighs are similarly affected but to a lesser degree.</p>

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy ...

An older patient with type 2 diabetes expresses concern about potential peripheral neuropathy.

Itchy red rash and 
periorbital swelling

A 38-year-old man presents to an
otolaryngology clinic with itchy eyes,
periorbital swelling, and an itchy red rash on his face and arms.

Live from AANP 2015

Read our exclusive coverage of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015 meeting, live from New Orleans!

2015 NP/PA Salary Survey

The results are based on analysis of 3,019 NPs who responded to the NP survey, and 1,490 PAs who responded to the PA survey.

Live from AAPA 2015

Read our exclusive live coverage of the 2015 AAPA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California

Opinion

The Waiting Room More sleep can help your waistline

More sleep can help your waistline

Encouraging patients to get more sleep each night may help them lose weight.

The Waiting Room Oxycontin for 11-year-olds? I'm okay with it

Oxycontin for 11-year-olds? I'm okay with it

The FDA approval of a pediatric indication for Oxycontin creates a safer situation for terminally ill children.

Latest Videos

Black urine after a spinning class

Black urine after a spinning class

After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

A man with worsening pain in his right arm is diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Xylitol, toxicity, and pets

Xylitol, toxicity, and pets

Xylitol can be used as an alternative medicine but is very toxic to dogs.

Intra-articular injections
 for severe osteoarthritis

Intra-articular injections
 for severe osteoarthritis


For patients with severe osteoarthritis, dangling their legs can help with intra-articular injections.

Generic "caine" is effective 
for wound care

Generic "caine" is effective 
for wound care


Most pharmacies have a generic, affordable "caine" medication to relieve pain in wound care.

Neutrophils and lymphocytes

Neutrophils and lymphocytes


The number of neutrophils and lymphocytes in a blood count can determine if a condition is viral or bacterial.

Education

Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

A wide range of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, traditional,
 and nontraditional treatments are available for patients with migraine.

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