Fewer than two-thirds of men know the signs of skin cancer and the younger they are the less likely they are to believe they are at risk for the disease, according to a national survey.
Tinea versicolor presents with hyperpigmented and hypopigmented coalescing thin scaly plaques and macules.Typically they appear on the trunk and the upper back. It is more common in warm humid climates.
The rash has been present for 2 years. Originally on the trunk and extremities it has now spread to her face and hands. She has been diagnosed as having and been unsuccessfully treated for nummular eczema and tinea corporis. What's your Dx?
Lichen spinulosus is a rare, hyperkeratotic dermatosis similar to keratosis pilaris. It is most common in children, adolescents, young adults with male predominance. Treatment includes keratolytics and emollients.
The asymptomatic atrophic brown plaques on this woman’s legs were diagnosed as necrobiosis lipoidica. The differential diagnosis included lupus erythematosus and granuloma annulare.
Polymorphic light eruption, phototoxicity, solar purpura, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, venous lakes, photosensitivity—a look at the many adverse effects of too much sun exposure.
Recent travel to the Caribbean is the key clue that led to the diagnosis of dengue fever, which caused maculopapular rash, fever, headaches, and body aches.
Small and nondescript, subungual splinter hemorrhages should prompt further investigation.
Thin dark lines beneath the fingernails are the only physical findings of note in a middle-aged man who presents with cough, fevers, and arthralgias.
These wounds occurred when this 77-year-old woman fell when chasing her dog. Such wounds—a combination of ecchymoses and erosion caused by blunt and sheering forces on fragile skin—are common in the elderly, even after relatively mild trauma. Simple interventions will promote healing.