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Chronic Lip Licking: Exfoliative Cheilitis…

Chronic Lip Licking is often seen in children and is also referred to as Exfoliative Cheilitis, or Cheilitis Exfoliativa.  The patients develop an exfoliative dermatitis with sharp margins that rims the upper and lower lips…often looking like a clown face as shown in the picture above and below.  The sharp demarcations of the tongue margins… Read more »

COVID-19 & Hydroxychloroquine: Does It Work…

Dermatologists for years have used Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) to treat many chronic, often inflammatory, conditions, such as erosive lichen planus (LP), discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dermatomyositis, frontal fibrosing alopecia, and morphea.  Chloroquine is a sister drug used to treat malaria, they are very similar medications. Chloroquine was synthesized in Germany by Bayer… Read more »

Impetigo: Impetigo Contagiosa…

Impetigo Contagiosa is a very common skin infection, most frequently in children, particularly boys.  The causative bacteria are usually staphylococcal and or streptococcal organisms although mixed infections may also occur.  The most common form is characterized by discrete, thin-walled vesicles that rapidly become pustular and then rupture producing a thin, straw-colored, seropurulent discharge that exudes… Read more »

Insulin-Derived Amyloidosis, The Insulin Ball, Amyloidoma: A Closer Look…

We recently reported a case of Insulin-Derived Amyloidosis, also known as The Insulin Ball and Amyloidoma.  We reported this in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, reference 2020;6:351-3.  To read this article click HERE.  In my blog I am able to show more images than are allowed in the actual article…due to space… Read more »

Tinea Corporis: Ringworm, Tinea Circinata…

Tinea Corporis (TC) is a cutaneous fungal infection (superfical dermatophyte) that is also referred to as Tinea Circinata in the medical literature.  It is commonly known as ringworm although a worm has nothing to do with it.  TC includes all fungal skin infections except those involving the scalp (tinea capitis), beard (tinea barbae), face (tinea… Read more »

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome: Papular Acrodermatitis of Childhood…

Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome (GCS) is a rare viral exanthem that is often associated with Epstein-Barr virus infections (EBV), although many other viral infections have been reported.  Also known as Papulovesicular Acrodermatitis of Childhood, Infantile Papular Acrodermatitis, and Acrodermatitis Papulosa Infantum, the eruption usually afflicts children between the ages of 6 months to 14 years.  The lesions… Read more »

Milia: Milium, Milia En Plaque…

Milia are very common and may be seen at any age.  It is also referred to as Milium.  Up to 50% of newborns are born with milia.  They are keratinous cysts 1-4 mm in diameter and appear as white lesions over attenuated skin.  There are multiple clinical patterns related to primary causes, appearing spontaneously or… Read more »