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News

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Skin cancer risk higher in patients with atopic dermatitis

Patients with atopic dermatitis may have a greater risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.

Dermatologists often underestimate mood disorders in patients

Dermatologists across Europe tend to underestimate mood disorders in their patients.

Drug combo reduces female pattern hair loss

Taking minoxidil and spironolactone once a day proves to be safe and effective against female PHL.

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

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: 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: A papular rash on the scalp

Derm Dx: A papular rash on the scalp

A 31-year-old man presents to a homeless clinic complaining of a papular rash located on the occipital region of his ...

Derm Dx: Pink plaques and crusting ulcerations

Derm Dx: Pink plaques and crusting ulcerations

A 53-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, alcohol abuse, and amphetamine dependence presents with painful wounds on the bilateral ...

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