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Oral isotretinoin better than topical treatment for warts

Oral isotretinoin better than topical treatment for warts

Oral isotretinoin showed the best response in cases of facial warts

Smoking may be a risk factor for psoriasis

Researchers observed a positive correlation between the amount and duration of smoking and the occurrence of psoriasis.

Noninvasive test effective for monitoring hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients taking methotrexate

NASH FibroSure is useful to monitor for risk of worsening fibrosis during MTX therapy.

Opinion

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.

Skin checks in the emergency department

Performing skin checks during other procedures can identify abnormalities that would otherwise be overlooked.

Features

Minor burns

Minor burns

The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: Scaling dermatitis on the scalp and face

Derm Dx: Scaling dermatitis on the scalp and face

A 7-month-old Hispanic female child presents for evaluation of a scaling dermatitis of several weeks in duration affecting her scalp ...

Derm Dx: A growing lesion first observed in early childhood

Derm Dx: A growing lesion first observed in early childhood

An 18-year-old Caucasian male presents for evaluation of a growth on his leg that he first noted in early childhood. ...

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