Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Leg
Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the leg
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INTRODUCTION Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rare inflammatory skin disorder typically of the scalp in older patients characterized by crusted erosions, sterile pustules, skin atrophy, and scarring alopecia.1-3 However, few cases of leg involvement have been reported.4 EPD of the leg (EPDL) has been associated with venous leg ulcers (VLUs), venous insufficiency, and skin atrophy.1,5,6 It …
Ocular Dermoid in Patient With Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
ocular dermoid
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CASE A 47-year-old woman presented for Mohs Micrographic Surgery for a biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma involving the right nasal ala. The patient had a history of basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and previous history of multiple basal cell carcinomas. On initial examination, the patient was noted to have a few scattered pearly molluscoid papules on the head and neck, which were suspicio …
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Presenting as Androgenetic Alopecia in an African American Woman
African American Woman with frontal fibrosis alopecia
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Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia that is currently regarded as a variant of lichen planopilaris. FFA has historically been considered rare in black patients, in whom traction alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and androgenetic alopecia are frequently assumed to be more common. JDD author Kimberly Huerth, MD, ME describes a case of FFA …
Combination Topical Chemotherapy for the Treatment of an Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Invasive Invasive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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JDD Authors Rachel Fayne BA, Sonali Nanda MS, Anna Nichols MD PhD, and John Shen MD report a case of biopsy-proven invasive SCC in an 86-year-old Caucasian male with history of multiple actinic keratoses and no previous skin cancers. The patient declined surgical treatment due to concerns about cosmetic outcomes. A combination of topical 5% imiquimod cream, 2% 5-FU solution, and 0.1% tretinoin cre …
Intralesional Triamcinolone Acetonide in the Treatment of Traction Alopecia
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In this case series, JDD authors evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injections (ILK) when used with topical minoxidil in the management of traction alopecia in 6 African American women. Background Traction alopecia (TA) is a form of hair loss secondary to repetitive and/or prolonged tension to a hair follicle over an extended period of time. This typically …