medical dermatology

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 …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Extramammary Paget’s Disease
Extramammary Paget’s disease immunohistochemical markers
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember immunohistochemical markers for paget cells in Extramammary Paget’s Disease with the following mnemonic: "EXTRA GROSS LOVE PASSES CANCER" Extra- Extramammary Paget’s Disease Gross- Gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15) LOVE- Low molecular weight cytokeratins PASses- Period acid-Schiff (PAS) CANCER- CEA The wo …
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 …