Infectious Organism – Friday Pop Quiz 4/9/2021
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A patient with AIDS develops 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 the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our bran …
Skin Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 3/26
respiratory tract infectioon
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This 17-year-old boy also reports dark urine, bilateral knee pain, and intermittent abdominal pain. Which of the following is true regarding this condition? A. It is more common in adults than children B. A DIF biopsy showing intravascular IgA deposition is diagnostic C. It usually occurs after a respiratory tract infection D. He has a high likelihood of developing permanent renal …
Actinic Keratoses: Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Actinic Keratoses
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Dr. Hanke, a dermatologic surgeon who needs no introduction (but I’ll give one anyway!) provided us with an evidence-based discussion of field treatments available for actinic keratoses at ODAC 2021 conference. Just to name a few of Dr. Hanke’s accomplishments, he is the current Senior Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, Senior editor of JDD, and the former president of the AAD, A …
Angioedema – Friday Pop Quiz 3/18/2021
Angioedema
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A 42-year-old patient develops an abrupt and short-lived swelling of her tongue, mouth, and mucous membranes. There are no other parts of the body affected. The swelling is most pronounced around the eyes and lips. The internal lining of the upper respiratory tract is involved and the patient is immediately intubated. You suspect a diagnosis of angioedema. Which of the following medications th …