bullous disorders

Blastomycosis-like Pyoderma Arising in Lichen Planus – A JDD Case Report
Lichen Planus
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CASE REPORT A 71-year-old Fitzpatrick phototype IV man with a history of hyperlipidemia and extensive travel to the Middle East presented with a mildly painful vegetative growth on his right lower leg for 1.5 months (Figure 1). In 2014, the patient reported a pruritic “rash” in the same location, which was treated with fluocinonide .05% ointment with resolution. [caption id="attachment …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Let’s Really Party Hard T(w)oNight
Pseudoporphyria
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember medications or activities associated with pseudoporphyria with the following mnemonic: Let’s Really Party Hard T(w)oNight Lasix (furosemide) Retinoids Pyridoxine Hemodialysis Thiazides Tanning beds NSAIDs Click HERE to print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT) and pseudoporphyria? Che …
Widespread Skin Necrosis Secondary to Gemcitabine Therapy
Skin Necrosis
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INTRODUCTION Cutaneous side effects are relatively common in chemotherapy but vary in frequency and severity depending on the medication, dose, duration, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Gemcitabine, a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue, is a common oncologic agent used in the treatment of a variety of malignancies such as cancers of the head and neck, lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic …
Are Dermatologists Prepared to Treat COVID-19 Patients?
Dermatologists and COVID-19
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EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. Allure recently posted an article on why dermatologists and plastic surgeons are preparing to join other medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Are dermatologists prepared to treat patients with contagious respiratory illness? For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Sheila Farhang, MD, Mohs …