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Patient Develops Inflamed Rash After Double Mastectomy

Incision sites were itchy, painful, red, and oozing and were not showing signs of healing

Sep 05, 2023
A photo of a woman with skin allergy test patches on her back.
Elderly Man Develops Facial Plaque After Salivary Duct Carcinoma Diagnosis

Clinicians consider a number of differential diagnoses before making the call

Jul 31, 2023
A photo of a mature male physician looking at an x-ray of a person’s head and neck.
Young Man's Claw-Like Hands and Annular, Reddened Skin Plaques

Clinicians diagnose a notorious transmissible bacterial infection rarely seen in the U.S.

Jul 24, 2023
A microscope image of skin affected by leprosy
Why Does This Newborn Have Brittle Hair and Parchment-Like Skin?

Genetic testing helps identify this rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis

Jun 26, 2023
A computer rendering of hair follicles.
Why Did Older Man Develop Itchy, Full-Body Rash?

Here's how the medical team diagnosed and treated the rare inflammatory skin disorder

Jun 22, 2023
A photo of a man’s torso affected by erythroderma.
Elderly Farmer Experiences Strange Abdominal Rash and GI Symptoms

Moral of the story: don't walk barefoot in the fields

May 08, 2023
A photo of a senior woman laying in bed grimacing and holding her stomach.
Diabetes Patient Develops Large Blisters, Macules on Lower Leg

Is infection, injury, or diabetic dermopathy responsible?

Apr 10, 2023
A photo of a man with large blisters on his foot.
Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

Apr 03, 2023
A computer rendering of an mpox lesion and an mpox virus.
Cases of Bald Spots After Regular Use of Detangling Hairbrushes

A report of three cases of trichomalacia in young women

Mar 20, 2023
A photo of a shocked-looking woman looking at the hair on her brush.
Strange Asymptomatic Rash Affects Young Man With Obesity for 2 Years

Diagnosis implicates high triglycerides as a contributor

Mar 13, 2023
 A photo of a man scratching his back which has computer rendered papules on it.
What Caused a Mysterious Grayish Tongue Plaque in a Healthy Man?

Man presented with irregular gray-white ulcers on the soft palate, uvula, and tonsils

Feb 13, 2023
A photo of a young male physician inspecting the tongue of a mature man.
Woman Seeks Answers After 3 Years of Painful Genital Ulcers

Histopathology reveals a disease most often seen in young children

Jan 30, 2023
A photo of a woman in a gynecological chair.
What Caused a Man to Develop Friable Bleeding Nodules on His Arms and Hips?

The cause lies in a lengthy history of cancer treatment, confirmed by histopathology analysis

Jan 23, 2023
A photo composite of a man with arm sores.
Middle-Age Woman Presents With Very Itchy Annular Papules on Extremities

The rare condition resolved without treatment about 6 months after diagnosis

Dec 12, 2022
A photo of a mature woman with a rash on her elbow.
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