Dermatology

Increased melanoma burden is real

A large-scale, population-based study reports significant increases for all histological subtypes and all tumor thicknesses between 1992 and 2004.

Skin tag removal

What is the best way to minimize scarring in the removal of skin tags? I find that cryotherapy results in…

Hyperhidrosis

Description • Excessive perspiration occurring in either specific focal locations or in generalized pattern over the body ICD-9 codes • 705.2 focal hyperhidrosis     — 705.21 primary focal hyperhidrosis     — 705.22 secondary focal hyperhidrosis• 780.8 generalized hyperhidrosis Types • Focal hyperhidrosis (also called “primary,”  “idiopathic,” or “essential” hyperhidrosis)    — Palmar-plantar hyperhidrosis: excess sweating of palms of hands and soles of feet     — Isolated axillary hyperhidrosis: excess sweating of…

Why is my patient’s hair turning yellow?

A 67-year-old white man, previously with thinning platinum-gray hair, now notes that his hair is turning bright yellow. He has some constipation and recently started fiber supplements. His complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic panel are normal. He takes simvastatin, aspirin, a proton-pump inhibitor, and terazosin, none of which is new to him. Otherwise, he…

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