Derm In-Review

It’s Mnemonic Monday! Subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders
Subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders in dermatopathology
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the list of subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders in dermatopathology: Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) Epidermolysis bullousa acquisita (EBA) Toxic epidermal necrolysis/Stevens-Johnson syndrome (TEN/SJS) Bullous pemphigoid Cicatricial pemphigoid Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous lupus erythematosus (think “SLE”) Linear IgA bu …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! REED Syndrome
REED Syndrome
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the mutation and clinical manifestations of REED syndrome, also known as familial leiomyomatosis. Mnemonic: COME READ MY LATEST BOOK ABOUT RATS ON A FARM Read (aka REED) syndrome Leiomyomatosis (uterine and cutaneous) RCC (type II papillary renal cell carcinoma) Fumarate hydratase (autosomal dominant mutation) This mnem …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Oculocutaneous Albinism
Oculocutaneous Albinism
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember genes associated with Oculocutaneous Albinism.  The genes associated with each type are listed. Mnemonic: Try, Try, 2-P, and TRiP, on a SLiC MAT Tyrosinase (Type 1A OCA) Tyrosinase (Type 1B OCA) OCA2 (previously P-gene) (Type 2 OCA) TRP-1 (Type 3 OCA) SLC45A2 (also called MATP) (Type 4 OCA) Click HERE to download or print your …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! IgA Monoclonal Gammopathies
IgA Monoclonal Gammopathies
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember diseases that are associated with IgA monoclonal gammopathies.  Remember that IgA related diseases are typically neutrophil predominant. Mnemonic: SWEET PEPSI Sweet's Syndrome Pyoderma Gangrenosum Erythema Elevatum Diutinum (EED) POEMS Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis IgA pemphigus Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic c …
Time: Maximizing Your Most Valuable Commodity During Residency
Maximizing Time in Residency
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Time is at the premium for dermatology trainees, especially those with families. “Time is the most valuable commodity I have and through my near-decade of training it becomes more important each day,” said dermatology resident Luke Maxfield, DO, a husband and father of two. Sang Kim, MD, a dermatology resident, husband, and father of two, said, “We are constantly in a cycle of waking u …