By Joe Monroe, PA-C, MPAS

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Skin problems: When you need a closer look

Running for the textbooks is not the way to diagnose skin lesions. A physician assistant specializing in dermatology offers some practical advice. Have you ever seen a patient with a dermatologic problem and had no clue what it was? I get a sinking feeling in my stomach when I see skin lesions and have no…

Hypopigmented lesions unresponsive to treatment

A 41-year-old African-American woman had a two-year history of increasing numbers of hypopigmented lesions that were unresponsive to various medications. The patient reported joint pain and fatigue but no fever or malaise. At first, she could not recall any other skin problems, but then she remembered a facial lesion, present for more than a year…

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