Dermatology Information Center

News

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

Behavioral counseling for skin cancer prevention: USPSTF updated recommendations

The USPSTF has updated both the 2012 recommendation on behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of skin cancer and the 2009 recommendation on screening for skin cancer with skin self-examination.

Skin hypersensitivity in infants decreased with yogurt consumption

When testing for sensitivity to histamine, larger swelling sizes were recorded for infants with eczema and atopic dermatitis compared with infants without those conditions.

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: 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.

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

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

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: A dome-shaped growth on the upper thigh

Derm Dx: A dome-shaped growth on the upper thigh

The patient is a 57-year-old man requesting removal of a growth on his left upper thigh. The lesion has been ...

Derm Dx: A sudden, blotchy rash on the cheeks

Derm Dx: A sudden, blotchy rash on the cheeks

The patient is an 18-month-old child who presents for evaluation of a rash affecting both cheeks. The onset was sudden ...

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters