Dr Rosen is Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of the Dermatology Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Houston, Texas.
November 13, 2012
This annular configuration is classic for granuloma annulare; very widespread lesions may signal diabetes mellitus. Ultrapotent topical steroids may lead to resolution.
Ectoparasite Bites from a Kitten
October 16, 2012
The morphology and distribution of these lesions is characteristic of ectoparasite bites, which occur when a human carries a pet—usually a kitten or puppy—as if the animal were a human newborn baby.
Junctional Nevus Mimicking Melanoma
September 19, 2012
While melanoma is quite uncommon during the prepubertal years, the “jet black” morphology and history of recent lesional growth dictated further investigation.
Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Following a Motorcycle Accident
September 18, 2012
The black, hard center represents an eschar. This type of morphology is almost always caused by a virulent organism—bacterial or fungal. Biopsy showed non-septate hyphae within the dermis, and a culture grew Mucor species (a saprophytic soil fungus).
Facial Angiofibromas of Tuberous Sclerosis
September 5, 2012
The skin lesions of adenoma sebaceum and the history of some mental challenge led to the suspected diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis. Genetic testing confirmed this diagnosis.
Herpes Labialis in an Immunocompromised Patient
August 2, 2012
The multiple erosions on this teenager's lip are most likely an exaggerated version of herpes labialis related to his underlying lymphoma. A viral culture would be useful to verify the diagnosis.
Flat Warts (Verruca Plana)
June 19, 2012
The “rash” of innumerable asymptomatic flat-topped papules on this teenager’s face is highly likely to be flat warts.
June 6, 2012
This distribution of an inflammatory disorder in a very young child almost always indicates atopic dermatitis. The family history of asthma suggests the atopic diathesis.
May 8, 2012
A 6-year-old boy was brought for medical evaluation when he broke out with innumerable pea-sized and shaped, asymptomatic red papulonodules on cheeks, buttocks, and upper thighs. The week before onset of the rash, the child had not been feeling well, and had complained of chills, nausea, and a sore throat.
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Making a Better Place to Live For Children With Autism
April 12, 2011
West Virginia (the state in which I practice) was not one of the 10 best places to live if you have autism, according to this year’s survey from Autism Speaks. Although thanks to a piece of legislation enacted this month, it is now a better place to live if you have autism. Your state can become better too.
Antibullying Efforts: What You Can Do
March 16, 2011
In a conference last week, President Obama announced a new Web site http://stopbullying.gov to help raise awareness about the issue. This is part of an effort to encourage cooperation between government agencies and educators to protect children from bullying based on race, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Are you an advocate for prevention? Share your antibullying efforts with colleagues.
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.