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Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Dermatologist Intervention Tied to Better Sun Protection

Short intervention associated with more sunscreen use, improved patient satisfaction.

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Impaired Quality of Life, Overall Health

Research shows that patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis experience feelings of dissatisfaction with regard to lifestyle, as well as impaired health and wellness.

Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan

Aids include simplifying treatment, creating reminders, sharing success stories.

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

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.

Case Study: A gradually progressive rash after a URI

Case Study: A gradually progressive rash after a URI

A 33-year-old man presents to the emergency department for 6 small spots on his chest, arms, and legs that gradually grew in diameter after using a topical cream and cephalexin.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: Flesh-Colored Papule With Pigmented Speckles

Derm Dx: Flesh-Colored Papule With Pigmented Speckles

A 70-year-old woman presents for evaluation of an asymptomatic growth on her right wrist.

Derm Dx: Coarse Hairs on the Lower Extremity

Derm Dx: Coarse Hairs on the Lower Extremity

A 30-year-old Hispanic man requests laser removal of cosmetically bothersome coarse hairs on his lower extremity.

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