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Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Most studies evaluated fish oil, acupuncture, indigo naturalis, curcumin, meditation.

Erythematous Lesions on the Arm and Chest

In Case 1, a 24-year-old woman presents to the clinic with a 4-month history of an erythematous annular lesion on the dorsal arm. In Case 2, a 47-year-old non-Hispanic white woman presents to the clinic with a history of a chest lesion for several years. Can you diagnose these conditions?

Prurigo Nodularis More Likely in African-Americans

PN linked to chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, congestive heart failure, HIV, psychiatric comorbidities.

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

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Emollient Bath Additives Ineffective for Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Although the American Academy of Dermatology recommends the direct application of emollients to the skin in patients with atopic dermatitis, the addition of oils, emollients, or other additives to bath water is not recommended due to insufficient evidence regarding their efficacy.

Case Study: Mottling and Infection in an Adult

Case Study: Mottling and Infection in an Adult

A 44-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department after 5 days of persistent fever, productive cough, and worsening dyspnea on exertion.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: A Bleeding Mole on the Forehead

Derm Dx: A Bleeding Mole on the Forehead

A 34-year-old woman presents with a bleeding mole situated on her upper forehead that has been present for approximately 3 ...

Derm Dx: Rash on the Lower Abdomen and Groin

Derm Dx: Rash on the Lower Abdomen and Groin

A 56-year-old overweight woman presents with a rash affecting her lower abdomen and groin that has been present for 1 ...

Slideshows

Red-Brown Papules on the Extremities

Red-Brown Papules on the Extremities

An 8-year-old child presents with red-brown papules with an overlying mica-like scale on the extremities.

A Burning, Acneiform Facial Eruption

A Burning, Acneiform Facial Eruption

A 24-year-old woman presents with erythematous, papulopustular patches of skin in a muzzle-like distribution surrounding the mouth, chin, and glabellar ...

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