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Chromoblastomycosis (CBM): Chromomycosis…

The disease was first reported by Maximilliano Willebald Rudolph in 1914 in a German journal…the article was titled “About the Brazilian fig tree.”  It was first recognized in Brazil by Pedroso in 1911.  Chromoblastomycosis (CBM) is also known as Chromomycosis and most commonly affects the lower extremities.  It occurs as a result of direct inoculation… Read more »

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 in 1964.  The nail changes are characterized by marked thickening and yellow to yellowish green nail discoloration which is often associated with systemic disease, most commonly lymphedema (80%) and lung disease.  The nails are typically over curved in both transverse… Read more »

Knuckle Pads: Heloderma…

Knuckle Pads are also referred to as Heloderma, Athlete’s Nodules, Running/Nike Nodules, Subcutaneous Fibroma, Keratosis Supracapitularis, Discrete Keratoderma, Tylositas Articuli and Garrod pads.  Knuckle Pads are well-defined, round, plaque-like fibrous thickenings that develop on the extensor aspects of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the toes and fingers to include the thumbs.  They may develop at… Read more »

Erythema Ab Igne: Stop Using The Heating Pad…

Erythema Ab Igne (EAI) is a persistent form of erythema manifesting as reticulated residual pigmentation resulting from long exposures to excessive heat without producing frank burning of the skin.  It begins as a mottling caused by local hemostasis and becomes a reticulated erythema evolving into residual pigmentation.  Multiple colors are simultaneously present in active patches… Read more »

Cherry Angioma: Senile Angioma…

Cherry Angiomas are also known as senile angiomas and de Morgan spots.  They are round, slightly elevated ruby-red papules 0.5-6 mm in diameter and are the most common vascular anomalies of the skin.  It is rare for individuals over the age of 30 not to have a few, and the numbers increase with aging.  Probably… Read more »

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Dandruff, Cradle Cap…

About 2-5% of the population has some form of Seborrheic Dermatits, which is more commonly known as dandruff and cradle cap.  It is a chronic, superficial, inflammatory disease with a predilection for the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, nasolabial creases, lips, ears, sternal area, axilla, submammary folds, umbilicus, groin and gluteal creases.  The scale is often yellow… Read more »

Syringoma: Tadpoles in the skin…

Syringomas are harmless sweat gland tumors that are most commonly found in clusters around the lower eyelids and upper cheeks but they may also be found elsewhere in the face, armpits, umbilicus, abdomen, upper chest, penis and vulva.  They present as small papules 1-3 mm in diameter that are yellow, brown and pink in color. … Read more »