Author | T. Papaxanthis, MD



September 14, 2005

This patient, a woman, presented with onychogryphosis, a severe nail change seen on the toes, especially the great toe. Thickening and hardening of the nail substance with a curved growth pattern produces this abnormal clawlike configuration.

Erysipelas of the Face

September 14, 2005

A 40-year-old man was hospitalized with the superficial, reddening, and painful facial lesion seen here. Its borders were sharp, and it had developed rapidly. The patient had a temperature of 40°C (104°F) and chills. His erythrocyte sedimentation rate was elevated, and he had neutrophilic leukocytosis.