Infectious Organism – Friday Pop Quiz 4/9/2021
A patient with AIDS develops purulent nodules and draining sinuses of the neck. Gram stain of pustular contents supports the diagnosis of which infectious organism? A. Actinomyces israelii B. Staphylococcal aureus C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa D. Mucor spp. E. Blastomyces dermatitidis To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our bran …
PrEP: What Dermatologists Need to Know
PrEp Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
As dermatologists, we are well-versed in the sequelae of HIV infection.  Thankfully, HIV is now manageable for most patients due to the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy in which some of the same medications used in HAART regimens are taken by patients who are at risk for HIV infection in order to prevent …
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Skin of Color: Crisis State
Sexually Transmitted Diseases SOC TedRosen
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
As one would expect, Dr. Ted Rosen’s session on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Skin of Color was engaging, informative, and shocking to many in the audience. During this 20-minute session, Dr. Rosen addressed the increasing rates of STDs in the United States and highlighted the alarming predominance in non-white ethnic groups. *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, …