Derm In-Review

Practical Dermoscopy – Part 1
dermascopy
by Sima Jain, MD on
Introduction Dermoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy, epiluminoscopy or skin surface microscopy, is a noninvasive technique for examination of skin by using a high quality magnifying lens and powerful lighting system to visualize the skin (Figure 1). Although dermoscopy was initially used for the study of mainly pigmented lesions, in the past several years its utility in non-pigmen …
Cutaneous Reaction – Friday Pop Quiz – 11/30
cutaneous reaction
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
You are called to evaluate a patient that recently returned from a trip to Mexico with these cutaneous findings. Upon further questioning, he reports being on oral doxycycline for Lyme disease for the past 14 days. What is the major contributor of this cutaneous reaction? A.) UVA B.) UVA1 C.) UVB D.) UVC E.) Visible Light To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click he …
Cutaneous Adverse Reaction – Friday Pop Quiz – 11/16
cutaneous adverse reaction
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The patient developed this cutaneous adverse reaction 2 weeks after starting a clinical trial medication. What is the mechanism of action of the culprit medication? A). Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor B.) Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor C.) Smoothened inhibitor D.) BRAF inhibitor E.) Programmed cell death (PD)-1 inhibitor To find out the correct answer a …