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True Leukonychia in Crohn Disease Induced by Selenium Deficiency

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Leukonychia is divided into 2 major types: true leukonychia, which involves the nail plate, and apparent leukonychia, which involves the nail bed. Herein, we present the first case to our knowledge of true leukonychia successfully treated with selenium substitution.



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Hydroxyurea-Induced Leg Ulceration in a Patient With a Homozygous MTHFR Polymorphism Misdiagnosed as Pyoderma Gangrenosum

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Both hydroxyurea, an antimetabolite used to treat chronic myeloproliferative diseases, and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms have been associated with cutaneous ulceration. We present a case of a severe leg ulcer that likely occurred from hydroxyurea use in a patient with a MTHFR polymorphism.



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Agminated Pyogenic Granuloma–Like Growth Arising in a Congenital Hemangioma

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Pyogenic granulomas (PGs), usually solitary and isolated, have rarely been reported to arise as lesions within preexisting vascular malformations. Multiple, distinct, PG-like lesions within capillary or arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) have been described. To our knowledge, no cases of solitary or agminated PG-type growths have been reported in congenital hemangiomas (CHs).



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Diffuse Cutaneous Pseudolymphoma Due to Therapy With Medicinal Leeches

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and B-cell pseudolymphoma may show similar clinical and microscopic presentations and sometimes represent a real diagnostic challenge for both clinician and pathologist.



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Fingertip Purpura in a Dental Student An Unusual Manifestation of Methyl Methacrylate Dermatitis

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is a well-known sensitizer commonly found in dental resins, bonding agents, prosthetics, artificial nail adhesive, and industrial glues. Allergic contact dermatitis due to MMA is often seen in individuals with occupational exposure, such as those in the dental profession.




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Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman Disease Successfully Treated With Low-Dose Methotrexate

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

In 1969, Rosai and Dorfman first described a series of patients with sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, characterized by histiocytic infiltration of lymph nodes and tissue. To our knowledge, as of 2006, there were a total of 86 reported cases of cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (CRDD) in the literature, with several additional cases reported since then.



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Paraproteinemia-Associated Scleredema Treated Successfully With Intravenous Immunoglobulin

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Scleredema is a fibromucinous connective tissue disease characterized by symmetric, nonpitting edema and induration of the face, neck, and trunk. Although the pathogenesis remains elusive, associations with infection, diabetes mellitus, and paraproteinemia have been established. Paraproteinemia-associated scleredema is typically characterized by a progressive course, for which no standard therapeutic protocol exists. To our knowledge, the patient described herein represents the first reported ca



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Syphilitic Aortitis in Secondary Syphilis

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Syphilis is a mainly sexually transmitted infection that may show a variety of symptoms at various stages. Syphilitic aortitis is a known complication of tertiary syphilis and can cause aneurysm of the aorta. In the era of antibiotics, cardiovascular syphilis has become very rare. Nevertheless it can cause life-threatening or even fatal symptoms and should therefore be diagnosed at an early stage.



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Hydraulic Expulsion of Tumbu Fly Larvae

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Furuncular myiasis is rarely observed outside of endemic areas, which may hamper accurate diagnosis. Herein we report 2 cases of Cordylobia anthropophaga larval removal using a hydraulic expulsion technique.



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Dr G. H. Armauer Hansen

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

The Journal of Cutaneous DiseasesJuly 1914IN MEMORIAM.Dr. G. H. Armauerhansen.The members of the American Dermatological Association wish to place on record their appreciation of the great work of our late Honorary Fellow, Dr. Hansen; and our sorrow because he no longer lives to carry it on.Though most of us have never met him face to face, his name is familiar to us. To him the whole world is debtor because in 1874 he demonstrated that leprosy is due to a bacillus, that it is therefore communic



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Tungiasis “The Greatest Curse That Has Ever Afflicted Africa”

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Because of air travel, diseases formerly restricted to tropical and subtropical areas may also now be observed in countries with temperate climates. Among these diseases, one often underrecognized by Western dermatologists is tungiasis, an infestation caused by penetration in the skin of the gravid female of the flea Tunga penetrans. This infestation occurs in poor communities in South America and Africa and sporadically affects travelers to endemic areas. Medical entomology claims that the Sout



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Two Important Italian Scientists of the Renaissance and the First Book Ever Devoted to Nevi

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576) was an important figure in the medical world of the Renaissance: he wrote more than 200 works on medicine, mathematics, physics, philosophy, religion, and music.



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Scurvy Aboard Ferdinand Magellan’s Voyage of Circumnavigation

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

One of the greatest feats of exploration was Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage of circumnavigation (1519-1522). The story of this Spanish expedition was chronicled by Antonio Pigafetta, who traveled with Magellan and kept a diary.



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JAMA Dermatology

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 14

Mission Statement: JAMA Dermatology publishes information concerning the skin, its diseases, and their treatment. Its mission is to explicate the structure and function of the skin and its diseases and the art of using this information to deliver optimal medical and surgical care to the patient. We attempt to enhance the understanding of cutaneous pathophysiology and improve the clinician's ability to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This journal has a particular interest in publishing clinica



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Published data shows long-term efficacy of Elvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) in children and adolescents with ADHD

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jun 14

A new paper published in the Journal of the American Association of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows long-term efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in children and...



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Countdown to 2015 and beyond: fulfilling the health agenda for women and children

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jun 14

The Lancet is publishing a new Review from the Countdown to 2015 collaboration, summarising results from the Countdown 2014 report, examining the data supporting evidence-based decisions in women's...



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A study shows that child maltreatment influences alcohol consumption in adolescents

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jun 14

A study coordinated by Jorge Manzanares, Professor of Pharmacology at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche (Spain), shows that child maltreatment, whatever its form, produces functional...



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Structure, protein elements revealed that are critical to human function and disease

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jun 14

New structures discovered within cilia show a relationship between certain proteins and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.



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Reducing home secondhand smoke exposure through motivational interviewing

from MNTpaeds - 30 Jun 14

A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living...



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Higher education levels linked to increased nearsightedness

from MNTpaeds - 27 Jun 14

Those of us on our computers may want to take a break and head outside; new research suggests the more time spent studying and the less time outside, the higher the risk of myopia.



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American children 'consuming too many vitamins and minerals'

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jun 14

A new report says outdated policies and hard marketing of fortified foods and supplements may be causing millions of American children to overdose on vitamins and minerals.



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Research finds BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jun 14

Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term...



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Action needed to protect kids from alcohol ads, Australia

from MNTpaeds - 26 Jun 14

The second annual report of the Alcohol Advertising Review Board was launched June 25, 2014 at Parliament House in Canberra by AMA Federal Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis.



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New UK guidance on involving children and young people in medical research

from MNTpaeds - 25 Jun 14

Children and young people should routinely be offered the opportunity to participate in and to benefit from medical research, according to updated guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and...


 

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