medical dermatology

It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Stages of Wound Healing
WOUND HEALING
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the stages of wound healing: vascular phase (immediate), inflammatory phase (6h-10 days), proliferative phase (24hrs-14 days), wound contraction and remodeling (10days-1 year), with the following mnemonic: VIP Room V= vascular Formation of a fibrin plug I= inflammatory First 72hours= neutrophils, 3+ days= macrophages, 6+ days=lymphocytes, …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! | Minocycline-Induced Hyperpigmentation
Minocycline induced hyperpigmentation
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember 3 types of minocycline induced hyperpigmentation with the following mnemonic: I HAVE SCARS ON MY SHIN FROM THE SUN SCAR: Type I minocycline induced hyperpigmentation (discoloration in sites of prior inflammation or scars) SHIN: Type II minocycline induced hyperpigmentation (discoloration on the shins) SUN: Type III minocycline induced hyp …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Hair Follicle Layers
hair follicle layers
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the layers of the hair follicle from inner to outer -Medulla, Cortex, Cuticle, Huxley/Henly, Outer Root Sheath, and Glassy/Vitreous membrane with the following mnemonic: My Cortex Cuts Huxley the Hen’s Outer Hair with Glass M- Medulla Cortex- Cortex Cut(s)- Cuticle Huxley- Huxley’s layer Hen- Henley’s layer Outer- Outer …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Hyperlipoproteinemia
Hyperlipoproteinemia
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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 …