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Tales From the Office: An Elephant Never Forgets

Dermatology offices are full of activity and sometimes humorous or memorable stories unfold before us. Tales From the Office chronicles funny, crazy or interesting stories from dermatology offices across the nation.

A psoriasis patient who’d had an excellent response to methotrexate, came in for his monthly follow up, but his rash was all back. He said he had stopped his pills. Inquiring as to why, he replied that he couldn’t remember, and left the exam to ask his wife why.  In a few moments he rushed back in explaining breathlessly that it was affecting his memory!

Tale submitted by: Troy D. Felber M.D
92 Doran Road
West Haven, Vermont

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