Posts Tagged: dermatitis

Hypoanesthetic Halos In Hawaii: Invasion of the Thrips…

And now for something completely different…  When I was at Tripler Army Medical Center I saw a number of patients present with Hypoanesthetic Halos in Hawaii, also referred to as Thysanoptera dermatitis.  It is a very unique presentation.  It is believed to be caused by Thrips which are small winged insects in the order Thysanoptera… Read more »

Contact Dermatitis: Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos are popular.  They originated out of the Hindu and Middle Eastern cultures utilizing detailed intricate patterns that can be applied directly using a topically applied gel that stains the skin upon drying…it is not a permanent tattoo.  The temporary nature of the tattoo is what makes it attractive to many.  The staining agent… Read more »

Dermatology Detective…Contact Dermatitis

Sometimes you have to become a detective…  A patient presents with these very itchy, blistering lesions involving the anterior portions of both ankle regions.  He notes they have been going on for some weeks, ever since he purchased some new tennis shoes.  He denied any known contact allergies and denied any extended sun exposure to… Read more »