DermclinicA 13-year-old boy presents for evaluation and treatment of what he believes to be acne.
Dermatology disordersPeriorbital subcutaneous calcification in a patient with diffuse systemic sclerosis.
Photo EssayA collection of cases and photos representing ocular disorders, including corneal abrasions, retinal detachment, and neuroretinitis.
Doctor’s StoriesHow do I know that he likely didn’t spare a second thought on the patient who just died on the ER table in front of him? Because as a medical student myself, I never did.
Dermatology disordersA 42-year-old woman presents with an acute pruritic eruption that began 2 days earlier on her face, trunk, and extremities.
Dermatology disordersA 40-year-old woman has had an asymptomatic red rash on her feet and ankles for about 3 months.
Dermatology disordersFor several weeks, a 68-year-old man has had painful blisters on his hands that crusted as they healed.
Dermatology disordersA 60-year-old man presented with a pruritic rash on the chest and abdomen that had developed over a week in the summer, after a spate of yard work.
Dermatology disordersThe purpura on the eyelids of this 81-year-old woman proved to be caused by amyloidosis.
Dermatology disordersFor 10 years, a 45-year-old man had a recurrent nonpruritic rash on his upper outer arms and lateral trunk.
What’s The Take Home?An 80-year-old woman is brought to the office because her daughter thinks she has not been displaying her usual “vim, vigor, and energy” in recent months
cardiovascular diseaseA 45-year-old premenopausal Caucasian woman with no coronary risk factors presented to a rural community hospital complaining of substernal, burning chest pain. EKG on arrival demonstrated ST elevation in leads V2-V5. The first troponin level was 0.05. Arrangements were made for transfer to a cardiac treatment hospital.
Dermatology disordersThis asymptomatic lesion has been present on the upper lip of a 41-year-old man for over a year. He works outdoors and has had extensive sun exposure.
CommentaryMoses Maimonides was perhaps the most famous Jewish physician in medieval times.