Skin Pustules – Friday Pop Quiz 1/20/2023
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A patient comes in with the rash pictured below consisting of pustules in an annular or polycyclic configuration. What type of paraproteinemia can this disorder be associated with and thus a workup should be initiated for? A. IgG kappa B. IgG lambda C. IgA D. IgM E. IgD To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought to you by our brand …
Sudden Onset Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 1/21/2022
A 14-year-old female presents with the sudden onset of the skin findings pictured diffusely covering greater than 90% of her skin surface. The rash is accompanied by a high fever (40C) and elevated white blood cell count. What is the most likely cause of her condition? A. ABCC6 mutation B. Anti-FceR1 IgG antibodies C. Anti-transglutaminase 3 antibodies D. Deficiency of the IL-36 re …
Histocompatibility Antigen – Friday Pop Quiz 1/14
A 23-year-old female presents with itchy and irritated rash in the image. The rash began in her late teens. She has a family history of similar rash in her mother. Which histocompatibility antigen is most likely in this patient? A. HLA-Cw2 B. HLA-Cw6 C. HLA-B51 D. HLA-B27 E. HLA-Bw35 To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought to yo …
Sneaky Cases of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
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by Caroline Laggis, MD on
We all think about allergic contact dermatitis when a patient presents with a classic well-demarcated distribution of eczematous, pruritic rash. But under what other clinical scenarios should we consider the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis? At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, Dr. Jonathan Zippin discussed three different clinical conundrums that should …
Treating Pruritus: Well…It’s Complicated!
by Caroline Laggis, MD on
Over 350 years Dr. Samual Hafenreffer first defined itch as the “unpleasant sensation that provokes a person to scratch”. Pruritus has been challenging to treat ever since. Pruritus is complicated, and it’s often hard to know where to start when a patient has a chief complaint of itching. Thankfully, Dr. Friedman gave the audience some practical tips for diagnosing and treating pruritus at t …