Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

By Jessica Sheu, BA; Joan Fernandez, BS; Christopher Rizk, MD

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

Skin Disease and Metabolic Syndrome: Early Warning Signs of a Greater Problem


Skin disorders, particularly those with known inflammatory mechanisms, may be considered potential early markers for the development of insulin resistance leading to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Machine Learning in Dermatology: Overcoming Data Gaps in Skin Cancer Detection for Smarter Diagnosis


We can leverage the agility of machine learning to point out unmet clinical needs and improve clinical practice.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications


The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

Case Report: Skin Mottling Linked to Infection


A 44-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department after 5 days of persistent fever, productive cough, and worsening dyspnea on exertion.

Metabolic Syndrome and Skin Disorders: Association Is More Than Skin Deep


Knowing that certain characteristics increase the risk for dermatology patients who may have metabolic syndrome will enable clinicians to identify patients who may have specific cardiovascular risks.

Navigating Biosimilars in Dermatology


With demonstrated superior efficacy and safety profiles compared with previously used conventional treatment options, the expectation of outcomes with biologic agents is at worst a well-controlled disease, and at best, disease remission.

Needlestick and Sharps Safety in the Dermatology Practice


Sharps and needlestick injuries are common in dermatology practice, but they need not be inevitable.

Teledermatology: Experts Weigh in on Benefits, Barriers


Dermatology is a specialty that especially lends itself to telemedicine, as patients and referring physicians can electronically share images of skin concerns via text, email, or video chat.

Early Identification of Infantile Hemangiomas to Prevent Complications

By Sarah Lund; Maura Holcomb, MD

Infantile hemangiomas are common benign tumors that occur in childhood, and it is important for clinicians who work with children to be familiar with methods of identifying these lesions.

Mental Health Screening in Dermatology: Uncovering Comorbid Psychopathology


Knowing how to communicate properly to patients who may be at risk for or having suicidal thoughts or actions is imperative to detecting psychiatric illness and ensuring proper care.

Review: Sun-Exposed Skin Diseases

By Young Moon; Danielle Brown; Maura Holcomb, MD

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

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