Derm In-Review

Purulent Nodules – Friday Pop Quiz – 10/19
Purulent Nodules
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It's time again for the Derm In-Review Pop Quiz Friday!  Can you get the answer right? A patient with AIDS developed purulent nodules and draining sinuses of the neck. Gram stain of pustular contents supports the diagnosis of which infectious organism? A. Actinomyces israelii B. Staphylococcal aureus C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa D. Mucor spp. E. Blastomyces dermatitidis To find out th …
Exam of the Future Changes! Important Announcement!
exam of the future
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The American Board of Dermatology’s Exam of the Future timeline has changed! Due to recent problems with certifying exam scoring, the American Board of Dermatology is delaying the implementation of the new modular CORE Exam until 2020. As a result of this change, the APPLIED exam will move to 2021. While the ABD works diligently on finding the correct partner to ensure results issu …
Cutaneous Neoplasm – Pop Quiz Friday – 10/5!
cutaneous neoplasm
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The patient declines surgical intervention for this cutaneous neoplasm and a decision is made to pursue medical therapy. What is the most common side effect of the FDA-approved medication for this cutaneous neoplasm?             A.) Nausea B.) Flu-like illness C.) Chest pain D.) Muscle spasms E.) Alopecia To find out the correct answer a …
Facial Papules – Pop Quiz Friday – 9/28!
Facial Papules
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A 6-year old boy presents with the facial papules seen here. What physical finding is the earliest seen in the syndrome associated with facial papules? A.) Ash-leaf hypopigmented macule B. ) Retinal hamartoma C.) Lymphangiomyomatosis D.) Periungual fibromas E.) Bulbar telangiectasias To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.   Brought to you by ou …