Eosinophilia – Pop Quiz 8/5
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
A 55-year-old male with a medical history significant for type-2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and 25 pack/year smoking history undergoes percutaneous coronary intervention for an acute coronary event. He is admitted to the ICU where his exam is significant for the findings seen in the image. Lab evaluation reveals eosinophilia and acute kidney injury. What is the most likely diagnosis? …
Patient Buzz Series: Calamine Lotion as Makeup Primer
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by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are sounding alarm after some TikTok influencers are recommending calamine lotion as a makeup primer, claiming the hack helps improve blemishes and keeps makeup in place. It’s the latest viral beauty hack popularized on the social media platform. Be ready for the hacks your patients may bring up in their next office visits by perusing this list of articles in the consumer press: …
The Many Faces of Melasma
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, showcases side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Stages of Wound Healing
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the stages of wound healing: vascular phase (immediate), inflammatory phase (6h-10 days), proliferative phase (24hrs-14 days), wound contraction and remodeling (10days-1 year), with the following mnemonic: VIP Room V= vascular Formation of a fibrin plug I= inflammatory First 72hours= neutrophils, 3+ days= macrophages, 6+ days=lymphocytes, …
Skin malignancy – Friday Pop Quiz 7/29/2022
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
This malignancy is sent from your clinic to oncology and an FDA approved therapy is initiated. What is the target of this medication? A. PD-1 receptor on tumor cells B. PD-1 receptor on T cells C. PD-L1 receptor on tumor cells D. PD-L1 receptor on T cells E. CTLA-4 receptor on tumor cells To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought …