Boy’s progressing rash could delay surgeryA preoperative evaluation is requested for a 15-year-old boy who is a renal transplant patient maintained on oral mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus. His parents are worried that an itchy rash on his hands and feet, which has been progressing over the last 4 months, will result in postponement of his surgery.
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What's Your DiagnosisA 65-year-old man had a stroke 2 years ago and is wheelchair bound. He is now is complaining of these nail problems.
Mineral oil preparation confirms diagnosis of crusted scabies in pediatric patientCrusted scabies can appear all over the body and not be confined to specific sites, and it's not essential that the patient be pruritic to make a diagnosis.
Combination therapies useful for severe scabies casesDifferent agents have become available for scabies treatment, but topical permethrin cream 5 percent is still the go-to therapy, according to an expert. In combination with oral ivermectin, even the most challenging cases of scabies can be addressed effectively.
Pediatric skin conditions can present in puzzling waysIn discussing tropical skin ailments that can affect children, Scott A. Norton, M.D., presented cases at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology using a “Jeopardy” format that required students in the audience to frame their diagnoses as questions based on the symptoms outlined.
Infant with a persistent nodular skin rashThe worried mother of a 4-week-old boy brings her son to you for evaluation of a rash that started 3 weeks ago on his left eyebrow and chest, then spread to his back, arms, and legs despite treatment with topical steroids. What’s your diagnosis?