Derm In-Review

It’s Mnemonic Monday! Hyperlipoproteinemia
Hyperlipoproteinemia
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember findings/mutations associated with Familial LPL deficiency (type I hyperlipoproteinemia) with the following mnemonic: AudRey got lipo for her 1st Cat because he had low self-esteem from being blind and having no abs. Au(d)Re(y)- Autosomal recessive (got) Lipo- Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (for her) C(at)- Apolipoprotein C-II ( …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Sesquiterpene Lactones
Sesquiterpene Lactones
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember plants producing the allergen sesquiterpene lactone with the following mnemonic: SAD CHrissy FARtS Dandelions and Marigolds S- Sesquiterpene lactones A- Asteraceae D- Daisy Ch- Chrysanthemum, Chamomile F- Feverfew A- Artichoke R- Ragweed (t) S- Sunflower Dandelions and Marigolds Remember that this allergen cross-reacts wit …
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 …
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 …