Warren R. Heymann, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Warren R. Heymann

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Eosinophilic Annular Erythema

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Eosinophilic annular erythema (EAE) is a rare, benign skin condition that was first described in the literature by Kahofer et al in 2000 as a recurrent annular erythema with marked tissue eosinophilia and the absence of “flame figures.” The condition was initially reported in children by Peterson and Jarratt…

Pretibial Myxedema (Thyroid Dermopathy)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The diagnosis of pretibial myxedema (also referred to as thyroid dermopathy [TD]) can only be made in confidence with a history of autoimmune thyroid disease, especially Graves disease. In the absence of such history, or laboratory confirmation of thyroid autoimmunity…

Pityriasis rosea

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? In 1798, British physician Robert Willan first described a self-healing cutaneous eruption termed roseola annulata. However, it wasn’t until 1860 that French physician Camille Melchior Gilbert renamed this exanthem pityriasis rosea, the name still currently in use. Characteristic findings on physical examination Pityriasis rosea is an acute, self-limited exanthem…

Pityriasis Alba

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Pityriasis alba (PA) is an eczematous dermatosis characterized by patchy hypopigmentation. It is usually seen in children, and is most noticeable in those with darkly pigmented skin, although it may occur in all skin types. The history will usually reveal…

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