Author | Alok Vij, MD


Pearly Pink Chest Lesions

December 01, 2015

Can you identify the 2 slowly expanding growths on the chest of this 68-year-old man?

Elbow Erosions

November 26, 2015

A pruritic, scaly rash appeared on this 42-year-old man's elbows, knees, lower back, and buttocks. Can you ID?

Comedonal Inflammatory Acne

April 07, 2015

New guidelines recommend benzoyl peroxide for most patients with comedonal acne and all patients with inflammatory acne-especially those who receive a topical or oral antibiotic as therapy, in whom it can prevent antibiotic resistance.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

April 06, 2015

Would Mohs surgery be indicated for this 68-year-old man?

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

January 07, 2015

Patients with dermatitis herpetiformis should be referred for consultation with a gastroenterologist for evaluation and follow-up.

Herpes-Associated Erythema Multiforme

December 04, 2014

This self-limited albeit recurrent condition is often triggered by antigenic stimuli, including infections, most often HSV, and medications.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

September 11, 2014

Allergic contact dermatitis is common, can be debilitating for patients, and may mimic other dermatoses.

Necrobiosis Lipoidica (Diabeticorum)

July 15, 2014

The asymptomatic atrophic brown plaques on this woman’s legs were diagnosed as necrobiosis lipoidica. The differential diagnosis included lupus erythematosus and granuloma annulare.