Syphilis treatment – Friday Pop Quiz 11/18/2022
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This 58-year-old patient, recently diagnosed with secondary syphilis, presents with this painful skin eruption. The patient completed syphilis treatment, and his RPR titer decreased by four-fold, indicating successful treatment. No new medications, and HIV was negative. A review of system was otherwise unremarkable, denied recent upper respiratory illness, constitutional symptoms or sick conta …
Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) | Cheat Sheet
Mohs micrographic surgery
by Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma (MMS-M) has sharply risen by 304% in a 15-year interval, despite consistent recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The aim of this therapeutic cheat sheet is to provide a high-yield literature review of the most pertinent data related to MMS-M. Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Melanoma (MMS-M) ●      MMS for …
Patient Buzz Series: How Much Hair is Normal to Lose?
hair loss
by Allison Sit on
Hair loss is making dermatology news in the consumer press after recent news coverage of oral minoxidil. In addition, stories this month address treatments that work for women with thinning hair and answer how much hair is normal to lose. Get a jumpstart on answering your patients’ questions by knowing what they are reading. Review this list of articles and be ready for your next office visit …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | NEW WORLD leishmaniasis
cutaneous leishmaniasis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the geographical areas and associated species known for NEW WORLD leishmaniasis transmission with the following mnemonic: Let's Go Get Brazilian Blowouts in Mexico Let's = “lutz” aka Lutzomya sandfly species responsible for transmitting new world leishmaniasis Brazilian = L. braziliensis complex, leishmaniasis species commonly …
Hepatitis C – Friday Pop Quiz 11/11/2022
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A 62-year-old woman with hepatitis C, viral load >4 million IU/mL, presents with this new rash. The purpuric macules and papules are mildly pruritic and are mainly on her arms and legs. Based on the patient’s history and rash, what is the next best step in the management of this patient? A. CBC with differentials B. ANA screen C. ANCA serologies D. Cryoglobulin screen E. Er …