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Melanonychia Striata Longitudinalis (MSL): Pigmented bands…Melanonychia Striata Longitudinalis (MSL) is also referred to as pigmented bands.  Melanonychia is a medical …2020/01/24Melanychia Striata Longitudinalis2020-01-24 09:26:09
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN): Folliculitis Keloidalis…Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) is also referred to as Folliculitis Keloidalis, Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae, and …2020/01/21Acne Keloidalis Nuchae2020-01-21 16:25:55
Chromoblastomycosis (CBM): Chromomycosis…The disease was first reported by Maximilliano Willebald Rudolph in 1914 in a German journal…the …2020/01/14Chromoblastomycosis2020-01-14 12:01:55
Yellow Nail Syndrome: Yellow Nails, Lymphedema, Bronchiectasis, Pleural Effusions and Sinusitis…Yellow Nail Syndrome (YNS) was first described by London physicians Peter Samman and William White …2020/01/09Yellow Nail Syndrome2020-01-09 11:37:18
Knuckle Pads: Heloderma…Knuckle Pads are also referred to as Heloderma, Athlete’s Nodules, Running/Nike Nodules, Subcutaneous Fibroma, Keratosis …2020/01/07Knuckle Pads2020-01-07 15:50:39
Erythema Ab Igne: Stop Using The Heating Pad…Erythema Ab Igne (EAI) is a persistent form of erythema manifesting as reticulated residual pigmentation …2019/12/22Erythema Ab Igne2019-12-22 01:00:02
Cherry Angioma: Senile Angioma…Cherry Angiomas are also known as senile angiomas and de Morgan spots.  They are round, …2019/12/19Cherry Angioma2019-12-19 01:35:26
Chondrodermatitis: Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis…Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis is a common solitary inflammatory condition that affects the skin and cartilage …2019/12/17Chondrodermatitis2019-12-17 11:59:11
Seborrheic Dermatitis: Dandruff, Cradle Cap…About 2-5% of the population has some form of Seborrheic Dermatits, which is more commonly …2019/12/10Seborrheic Dermatitis2019-12-10 10:11:48
Syringoma: Tadpoles in the skin…Syringomas are harmless sweat gland tumors that are most commonly found in clusters around the …2019/12/05Syringoma2019-12-05 10:29:47
Tumbu Myiasis: Cordylobia Anthropophaga…  The Walter Reed Files…  I was asked one weekend to come in to see …2019/11/26Tumbu Myiasis2019-11-26 16:07:05
Digital Mucous Cyst (DMC): Myxoid Cyst…Hyde first described digital mucous cyst (DMC) in 1882.   In 1893, Ledderhose suggested that ganglia arose spontaneously …2019/11/25Digital Mucous Cyst2019-11-25 10:13:45
Dermatofibroma: Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma…Dermatofibroma (DF) also referred to as Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma, is a very common skin lesion, …2019/11/20Dermatofibroma2019-11-20 15:50:47
Acquired Digital Fibrokeratoma (ADFK): Acral Fibrokeratoma…In 1968 Bart, et al described 10 cases of an acquired growth that was located …2019/11/19Acquired Digital Fibrokeratoma2019-11-19 10:41:51
Alopecia Areata: Autoimmune Alopecia…The first use of the term “Alopecia Areata” is attributed to the Polish physician John …2019/11/14Alopecia Areata2019-11-14 08:51:07
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Osler-Weber-Rendu…Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) was first described by Wiliam Osler, Frederick Parkes Weber and Henri …2019/11/06Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia2019-11-06 13:23:31
Pyogenic Granuloma: Lobular Capillary Hemangioma…Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a relatively common small, eruptive, usually solitary sessile or pedunculated, often …2019/11/05Pyogenic Granuloma2019-11-05 14:21:25
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Acne Inversa, Velpeau’s Disease…Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) also referred to as Acne Inversa, was first described in 1839 by …2019/11/01Hidradenitis Suppurativa2019-11-01 10:14:59
Hypoanesthetic Halos In Hawaii: Invasion of the Thrips…And now for something completely different…  When I was at Tripler Army Medical Center I …2019/10/29Arthropod bites2019-10-29 12:27:25
Shingles: The Varicella-Zoster Connection…Shingles, also known as Zoster, is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus.  It …2019/10/28Zoster2019-10-28 11:28:06
Vitiligo: Leukoderma, Sins Against the Sun…Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary anomaly of the skin manifested by depigmented milky white patches …2019/10/16Vitiligo2019-10-16 08:46:47
Neurofibromatosis 1: Von Recklinghausen’s Disease…Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is also known as Von Recklinghausen’s Disease.   The neurofibromas of NF1 were first …2019/10/03Neurofibromatosis2019-10-03 11:37:26
Proteus Syndrome: God of Shapeshifting…Proteus Syndrome is also known as Elattoproteus Syndrome and elephant man disease.  It may be …2019/10/01Proteus Syndrome2019-10-01 11:58:41
Treating Warts: Clear Duct Tape Is Not Duct Tape…  I received an Email from Dr. Michael Greger with a link to a video …2019/09/20Warts2019-09-20 21:22:04
Epidermal Inclusion Cysts (EIC): Epidermoid Cysts…Epidermal Inclusion Cysts (EIC) are also referred to as Epidermoid Cysts, Epidermal Cysts, Infundibular Cysts …2019/09/17Cysts2019-09-17 11:44:25
Dermoid Cysts: Once Upon A Time…STORYTIME:  I was in my office at Tripler Army Medical Center when Tony Bottini, a …2019/09/13Cysts2019-09-13 18:10:17
Keratosis Pilaris: It Feels Like Sandpaper…Keratosis Pilaris (KP) in mild cases is limited to the posterior upper arms and manifests …2019/09/12Keratosis Pilaris2019-09-12 15:20:31
Becker Nevus: A Manly Thing…Samuel William Becker first described this nevus in 1848.  It has also been referred to …2019/09/10Nevus2019-09-10 10:34:18
Nevus Sebaceus: Of Jadassohn…Joseph Jadassohn first described this nevus in 1895.  It is also referred to as organoid …2019/09/05Nevus2019-09-05 10:42:42
Bromangiomas: A Closer Look…  Andrew and I recently published a series in the Journal of the American Academy …2019/09/03Bromangiomas2019-09-03 10:14:21
Nevus Spilus: Speckled Lentiginous Nevus…Nevus Spilus is also referred to as Specked Lentiginous Nevus and is present at birth or …2019/08/30Nevus2019-08-30 00:14:15
Halo Nevus: Sutton Nevus…In 1916, the dermatologist Richard Lightburn Sutton described two young women with pigmentary changes he …2019/08/28Nevus2019-08-28 14:02:38
Hair Anatomy: Love is in the Hair…A long, long time ago.  In a land far, far away I did an article …2019/08/27Hair Anatomy2019-08-27 12:47:15
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT): A Photosensitive Disorder…Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT) is the most common form of porphyria.  The disease develops in …2019/08/26Porphyria2019-08-26 08:46:56
Sebaceous Hyperplasia: Tiny Yellow Donuts…The onset of Sebaceous Hyperplasia is usually after the age of 40 and the prevalence …2019/08/22Sebaceous Hyperplasia2019-08-22 11:47:43
Subcutaneous Emphysema: It’s a gas…gas…gas…When I was doing Internal Medicine as a resident and as Chief Resident of Internal …2019/08/21Subcutaneous Emphysema2019-08-21 08:53:59
Schamberg’s Disease: A Pigmentary Purpuric Eruption…Jay Frank Schamberg first described the disease in a 15-year-old boy in 1901.  It is …2019/08/20Schambergs Disease2019-08-20 11:41:49
Pustular Psoriasis: Lakes of Sterile Pustules…Generalized Pustular Psoriasis is also referred to as von Zumbusch psoriasis.  Traditionally the onset is …2019/08/16Psoriasis2019-08-16 01:19:38
Erythrodermic Psoriasis: An Exfoliative Dermatitis…Erythroderma is a rare and aggressive inflammatory condition that results in generalized redness and exfoliation …2019/08/14Psoriasis2019-08-14 10:54:53
Guttate Psoriasis: A Shower of Scaly Teardrops…The name comes from the Latin word “Gutta” which means “drop.”  Guttate psoriasis occurs as …2019/08/13Psoriasis2019-08-13 15:50:10
Psoriasis Vulgaris: The Basics…Psoriasis is a common, chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by well circumscribed, …2019/08/12Psoriasis2019-08-12 10:33:05
Senile Purpura: Bruising In The Elderly…The terminology “Senile Purpura” is a bit offensive to some but it is maintained by …2019/08/08Purpura2019-08-08 09:53:34
Plantar Warts (Verruca Plantaris): Seed Warts?Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet, particularly over pressure points, such as …2019/08/07Warts2019-08-07 14:22:52
Warts (Verruca Vulgaris): Common TypeThere are over a 150 different types of human papilloma virus, the virus that causes …2019/08/05Warts2019-08-05 10:09:08
Complex Acne Disorders: Pyoderma Faciale…Many of my photographs have been used in the Dermatology textbook Andrews’ Diseases of the …2019/08/02Acne2019-08-02 10:50:46
Acne Medicamentosa: A Side Effect of MedicinesThe most common drug induced form of acne is caused by topical and systemic steroids.  …2019/08/01Acne2019-08-01 11:32:49
Acne Vulgaris: The Good, the Bad and the Scarring…Acne Vulgaris is what you commonly call…acne.  It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the …2019/07/31Acne2019-07-31 11:02:46
Parasitic Diseases: Norwegian Scabies…a closer look…Norwegian or Crusted Scabies is an extremely contagious hyperinfestation with Sarcoptes Scabiei.  It is frequently …2019/07/30Scabies2019-07-30 13:28:26
Parasitic Diseases: ScabiesSarcoptes scabieie is known as the “itch mite.”  It is an oval, flattened mite with …2019/07/29Scabies2019-07-29 08:54:06
Secondary Syphilis (Lues): It looks like Pityriasis Rosea…but it’s not…It is important not to miss secondary syphilis, because it is easy to diagnose, easy …2019/07/27Secondary Syphilis (Lues)2019-07-27 01:52:12
Pityriasis Rosea–It starts with a Herald Patch…Pityriasis Rosea (PR) is an inflammatory eruption characterized by salmon-colored papules and macular lesions that …2019/07/26Pityriasis Rosea2019-07-26 08:32:37
Seborrheic Keratosis: Atypical Forms…Atypical Seborrheic Keratosis (SK) are variations that may be seen that are “less obvious” and may …2019/07/24Seborrheic Keratosis2019-07-24 01:29:11
Seborrheic Keratosis: Barnacles of life…Seborrheic Keratosis (Keratoses) are incredibly common.  They are harmless “warty” spots that appear during adult …2019/07/23Seborrheic Keratosis2019-07-23 13:23:25
Auricular Pseudocyst: Treating with buttonsAuricular pseudocysts are uncommon, noninflammatory, fluctuant swellings of the ear which are believed to be …2019/07/20Auricular Pseudocyst2019-07-20 01:57:04
Actinic Keratosis: Field Treatments—5-Fluorouracil, Imiquimod, Ingenol and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)Field treatments for actinic keratosis are very effective, however, they can be quite reactive so …2019/07/19Actinic Keratosis2019-07-19 06:00:22
Actinic Keratosis: Treatment—CryotherapyThere are many treatment options available and one of the most frequently used is cryotherapy.  …2019/07/18Actinic Keratosis2019-07-18 11:17:57
Actinic Keratosis: What is it?Also known as Solar Keratosis, Actinic Keratosis are in situ dysplasias reslting from sun exposure.  …2019/07/17Actinic Keratosis2019-07-17 15:13:05
Nummular EczemaNummular eczema is also known as nummular dermatitis or discoid eczema.  The word “nummular” comes …2019/07/15Eczema, Uncategorized2019-07-15 09:59:58
Basal Cell CarcinomasBasal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer.  It is locally …2019/07/14Basal Cell Carcinoma2019-07-14 14:02:25
Contact Dermatitis: Henna TattoosHenna tattoos are popular.  They originated out of the Hindu and Middle Eastern cultures utilizing …2019/07/11Contact dermatitis2019-07-11 06:08:04
Dermatology Detective…Contact DermatitisSometimes you have to become a detective…  A patient presents with these very itchy, blistering …2019/07/10Contact dermatitis2019-07-10 06:13:19
Disorders of the Stars…Take a look at Kate Bosworth’s picture.  Do you see anything that might be….a bit …2019/07/09Heterochromia2019-07-09 02:32:27
Acne RosaceaRosacea is characterized by persistent erythyema of the face, particularly the cheeks and nose.  It …2019/07/08Rosacea2019-07-08 04:02:06
Another Unknown…These are fun.  This is another unknown for you.  Patient presents for evaluation of these …2019/07/07Phytophotodermatitis2019-07-07 02:34:35
Unknown…Just for fun:  40 year-old white male was noted to have this unusual pattern on …2019/07/06Self Tanners2019-07-06 05:26:46
Drug Eruptions: Dilantin & Radiation Associated TENDilantin & Radiation Associated Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN):  This is a patient at Walter Reed …2019/07/05Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis2019-07-05 06:40:03
Drug Eruptions: Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)This unfortunate child was treated with a sulfonamide in the form of Bactrim for otitis …2019/07/04Drug Eruption, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis2019-07-04 07:27:02
Dermatomyositis  Dermatomyositis is characterized by inflammatory myositis (proximal muscle weakness) and skin disease–Edema and pinkish …2019/07/03Dermatomyositis2019-07-03 11:08:46
Drug Eruptions: Capecitabine induced Sweet’s SyndromeSweet’s syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome, usually associated with hematologic malignancies, manifesting with fevers, …2019/07/03Drug Eruption2019-07-03 09:04:20
Regressive Melanoma  Regressive melanomas have a very poor prognosis.  Histologically more classical melanoma cells may be …2019/07/02melanoma2019-07-02 20:37:39
Blue Nevus    Blue Nevi appear as well-defined blue papules or nodules and are frequently confused …2019/07/02Blue Nevus2019-07-02 20:23:36
Drug Eruptions: Fixed Drug EruptionsFixed drug eruptions are common and manifest as edematous plaques in the same sites within …2019/07/02Drug Eruption2019-07-02 15:53:45
Cholesterol Emboli  Cholesterol emboli resulting from severe atherosclerotic disease (embolizing from the abdominal aorta) may cause …2019/07/02Cholesterol Emboli2019-07-02 14:54:54
Angiosarcoma–Stewart-Treves Syndrome  This is a patient I took care of at Tripler Army Medical Center that …2019/07/02Angiosarcoma2019-07-02 14:16:52
PatchMD and Dr. Samlaska Team up for Vitamin Skin PatchesPatchMD is a company that makes patches that carry vitamins through the skin in a …2018/12/04Sun Away Patch, Uncategorized2018-12-04 10:05:39
What Types of Sunscreen are Best?Use of sunscreen is ultra-important in climates with lots of sunshine, such as Henderson and …2018/11/30Uncategorized2018-11-30 16:01:24
What does SPF Really Mean Anyway?Because Dr. Curt Samlaska lives and works in the Henderson and Las Vegas areas, he …2018/11/27Uncategorized2018-11-27 13:54:29
This Dermatologist is also a Science Fiction AuthorIn addition to creating safety designs for catheters to decrease urinary tract infections in hospital …2018/11/22Uncategorized2018-11-22 12:48:52
Henderson Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska: Inventor (Part II)Dr. Curt Samlaska is a proponent for reducing the occurrence of catheter-caused urinary tract infections …2018/11/19Uncategorized2018-11-19 11:38:22
Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska: Inventor (Part I)While relaxing at a pool one day, Dr. Curt Samlaska and his youngest daughter Londyn …2018/11/16Uncategorized2018-11-16 15:33:12
Dr. Samlaska Begins Private Dermatologist PracticeDermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska served in the military as an Army medical official for 14 …2018/11/13Uncategorized2018-11-13 12:47:53
Dr. Samlaska’s Service Prior to Opening Dermatology OfficeAfter his final five years at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, Dr. Curt Samlaska …2018/11/08Uncategorized2018-11-08 10:51:18
How Did Dr. Samlaska End up in Dermatology?How did a world-renowned doctor end up in Las Vegas specializing in dermatology? After five …2018/11/05Uncategorized2018-11-05 13:44:29
Meet Henderson, Nevada Dermatologist Dr. Curt SamlaskaHenderson, Nevada dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska grew up in Madelia, a “small, one-horse town in …2018/11/01Uncategorized2018-11-01 12:37:10
What is Ulthera? Common questions about Ulthera Aesthetic UltrasoundInterviewer: What is Ulthera and can you explain how it works? Dr. Samlaska: Ulthera aesthetic …2018/02/20Ulthera and Ultherapy2018-02-20 11:52:32
Patient PoemA patient wrote this poem.  She put in so much effort that I had to …2018/01/09Patient Feedback2018-01-09 10:03:44
Auricular PseudocystDemonstration of how to treat an unusual disorder, auricular pseudocyst, with buttons.    2017/12/30Auricular Pseudocysts, Videos2017-12-30 12:46:56
One Way Indwelling CatheterThe one way indwelling catheter, developed by J&M Urinary Catheters, is designed to prevent backflow into …2017/12/22Videos2017-12-22 10:32:20
One Way Urine BagIn conjunction with J&M Urinary Catheters and OneWay Systems, I have designed and help produced …2017/12/22One Way Urine Bag, Videos2017-12-22 09:57:42
Ulthera, Ultherapy VideosPART 1: Ulthera is a non-surgical treatment for skin toning.  We were one of the …2017/10/25Ulthera and Ultherapy, Videos2017-10-25 09:02:25