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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

November 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, outlined a series of case studies intended to test attendees' diagnostic skills in addressing common and uncommon entities in pediatric dermatology.

In this session, Eichenfield highlighted a range of unusual causes for pediatric “rashes” including measles, herpes variants, onychomadesis, atypical Coxsackievirus and even Chingunya, in which a rash is accompanied by sudden high fever, joint paint and swelling and blisters.

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Pathogens causing skin, soft tissue infections found in hidradenitis suppurative lesions

November 21, 2014
Hidradenitis suppurativa lesions appeared to contain bacterial pathogens known to cause skin and soft tissue infections, according to researchers from France. In a…
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Top five dermatology stories from the ASDS Annual Meeting

November 21, 2014
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting in San Diego included over 1,000 attendees taking advantage of some of the best resources and education for…
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Associations between H. pylori, asthma, related diseases in children differed across ethnic groups

November 21, 2014
Helicobacter pylori positivity was associated with physician-diagnosed asthma in children up to age 6 years, but had an inverse association with ever wheezing and…
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American Indians, Alaskan Natives experienced shorter cancer survival, even with equal access to care

November 21, 2014
Cancer survivors of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent demonstrated poorer rates of 5- and 10-year cancer survival than non-Hispanic whites even when they had…
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Causes of hypersensitivities to dermatologic preparations discussed

November 17, 2014
ATLANTA — Hypersensitivities to dermatologic preparations and the most common causes are discussed in this video…
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