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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Trichorrhexis Nodosa
Trichorrhexis Nodosa
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember conditions associated with trichorrhexis nodosa with the following mnemonic: TNN-MATCH TN-Trichorrhexis nodosa N-Netherton M-Menkey’s kinky hair A-Arginosuccinic aciduria T-Trichothiodystrophy C-Citrullinemia H-Hair Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on hair shaft abnormali …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Neurofibromatosis Major Diagnostic Criteria
Neurofibromatosis
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the major diagnostic criteria for neurofibromatosis type I with the following mnemonic: Chase Bank LOANS C- Café-au-lait spots B- Bony abnormalities (sphenoid wing dysplasia, pseudoarthrosis, sphenoid dysplasia, scoliosis) L- Lisch nodules (iris hamartomas) O-Optic glioma A- Axillary/inguinal freckling (Crowe’s sign …
Evaluation of a Skin of Color Curriculum for Dermatology Residents
skin of color curriculum
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Introduction The term “skin of color” generally refers to individuals from a broad group of racial and ethnic backgrounds including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, Latinx, American Indian, and Pacific Islander, as well as those of mixed race.1 According to the U.S. Census, the population will increase to comprise over 50% persons of color by the year 2042.2 However, the demographics …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Stains for Mast Cells
stains for mast cells
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember stains for Mast cells. "GIMME TO YOUR LEDER" Giemsa Toluidine blue Leder Remember  "rub me and take me to your Leder" as a mnemonic to remember that Leder stain still works after Darier's sign is induced (after de-granulation of mast cells). Side note: Not all stains are included here. Ex: tryptase and c-kit would also stain mast …
ANNOUNCING THE FULL SPECTRUM OF DERMATOLOGY: A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE ATLAS
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The Full Spectrum of Dermatology:  A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas A visual representation of dermatologic diseases in all skin tones. AVAILABLE SUMMER 2021 Closing the gap A council of dermatology leaders across the country are working together to create a comprehensive atlas that will address what has become a well-documented gap in dermatology education. From resources and programming used i …