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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Ectothrix
Ectothrix
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Ectothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft, and fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Ectothrix: “Cats And Dogs Fight and Growl Sometimes” M. canis M. audouinii M. distortum M. ferrugineum M. gypseum T. schoenleiniii Click HERE to print your mne …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! X-Linked Recessive (XLR) Syndromes
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember syndromes with an X-linked Recessive (XLR) inheritance pattern with the following mnemonic: CHAD’S KINKY WIFE GOT LUCKY Chronic granulomatous disease Hunter’s disease Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia Dyskeratosis congenita SCID Menkes Kinky hair disease Wiskott-Aldrich Ichthyosis X-linked Fabry’s disease Ehlers-Danlos V and IX …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! X-linked Dominant (XLD) Syndromes
X-Linked Dominant Syndromes
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember syndromes with an X-linked Dominant (XLD) inheritance pattern with the following mnemonic: The CHICAGO Bulls Dominated Because They Had the MIDAS Touch Conradi-Hünermann Incontinentia pigmenti CHILD Albright’s Goltz Oro-facial digital syndrome Bazex MIDAS (microphthalmia, dermal aplasia, and sclerocornea) Click HERE to print you …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (EPS)
MAD PORES
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember diseases or medication exposures associated with Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (EPS) with the following mnemonic: MAD PORES Marfan Acrogeria Down’s Penicillamine Osteogenesis imperfecta Rothmund-Thomson Ehlers-Danlos Scleroderma Click HERE to print your mnemonic card.   Study More! Need a refresher on Perforating D …
Raynaud’s Phenomenon- Friday Pop Quiz 10/9
Raynaud's phenomenon
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This 34-year-old woman reports a long history of Raynaud's phenomenon. The only medication she takes is albuterol as needed for exercise-induced asthma. On exam, you notice splinter hemorrhages of the fingernails as well as the pictured findings. Which of the following antibodies is LEAST likely to be positive in this woman? A. Anti-nuclear B. Anti-histone C. Anti-B2 glycoprotein D …