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News

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Prediction independent of traditional risk factors such as MetS, glucose, HbA1c in general population.

Novel Scoring System Can Up Access to Biologics in Psoriasis

DLQI-R allows more patients to achieve threshold for becoming candidates for biologic treatment.

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.

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

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

Asymptomatic Hyperpigmented Plaques

A patient presents with asymptomatic hyperpigmented plaques on the neck and upper trunk that have persisted for several weeks despite rigorous scrubbing with soap and water.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

A 7-year-old boy presents with new-onset, asymptomatic blisters on his upper thigh.

Derm Dx: Swelling in the Finger Following a Cat Scratch

Derm Dx: Swelling in the Finger Following a Cat Scratch

A 61-year-old woman presents with swelling in her finger after experiencing a cat scratch that resulted in bleeding 5 days ...

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Numerous Pruritic, Keratotic Lesions on the Back and Neck

Image of the Week: Numerous Pruritic, Keratotic Lesions on the Back and Neck

A 62-year-old woman presents with numerous pruritic, keratotic lesions on her back and neck that developed rapidly 2 months ago. ...

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic Blisters on a Child's Upper Leg

A 7-year-old boy presents with new-onset, asymptomatic blisters on his upper thigh.

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