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Letter to the Editor: Ingenol Mebutate Induced Severe, Febrile Pustular Eruption of the Face

Letter to the Editor: Ingenol Mebutate Induced Severe, Febrile Pustular Eruption of the Face

| December 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Topical field-directed treatment is well-established for actinic keratosis (AK) lesions, which are considered premalignant sun-related skin lesions. The most commonly used local treatments for AK lesions are diclofenac, 5-fluroouracil, imiquimod, and ingenol mebutate.1 Ingenol mebutate, the latest introduction to the dermatologist’s therapeutic quiver for actinic keratosis, is an effective and well-tolerated option, with […]

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Letter to the Editor: Sudden Onset of Tooth Discoloration

Letter to the Editor: Sudden Onset of Tooth Discoloration

| October 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Tooth discoloration associated with dental hygiene products is commonplace in the field of dentistry; in dermatology, tetracycline is a known cause of tooth discoloration in children.1 We present a case of a 40-year-old Caucasian woman who developed sudden-onset tooth discoloration during her rosacea treatment, which included oral doxycycline. Intrinsic and extrinsic causes of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Atrophic Lichen Planus

Letter to the Editor: Atrophic Lichen Planus

| October 1, 2019

Dear Editor: An African American man in his 50s presented with a one-year history of a pruritic rash on his anterior shins. His past medical history was significant for a recent diagnosis of diabetes. A physical examination revealed scattered, atrophic, pink/purple papules and plaques with reticular pigment on the bilateral anterior lower legs (Figure 1). […]

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The Michael Jackson and Winnie Harlow Effect: Impact on Vitiligo Awareness on the Internet

The Michael Jackson and Winnie Harlow Effect: Impact on Vitiligo Awareness on the Internet

| September 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Public awareness of diseases has been shown to increased when celebrities publicly disclose their own.1–3 Hugh Jackman’s public disclosure of his basal cell carcinoma diagnoses via social media is an example in dermatology.4 Here, we evaluated current trends on vitiligo, with emphasis on two celebrities with the condition: the late “King of Pop,” […]

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One-suture Eyelid Margin Repair: How Is It Done?

One-suture Eyelid Margin Repair: How Is It Done?

| September 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Eyelid margin defects are produced by injuries, burns, bites, scars, and benign and malignant lesions. In most cases, adjoining tissues are involved, which require flaps and/or tissue grafts carried out by a skilled surgeon (Figures 1 and 2). The eyelid comprises three layers: the anterior layer is composed of skin and the obicularis […]

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Regarding recently published article on Safety and Efficacy of Aminolevulinic Acid 10% Topical Gel versus Aminolevulinic Acid 20% Topical Solution Followed by Blue-light Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Actinic Keratosis

Regarding recently published article on Safety and Efficacy of Aminolevulinic Acid 10% Topical Gel versus Aminolevulinic Acid 20% Topical Solution Followed by Blue-light Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Actinic Keratosis

| August 1, 2019

Dear Editor: In their article, “Safety and efficacy of aminolevulinic acid 10% topical gel versus aminolevulinic acid 20% topical solution followed by blue-light photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis on the face and scalp: A randomized, double-blind study,” Nestor et al assessed the response of actinic keratosis (AK) lesions in two 25-cm2 areas […]

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Green Nail Infection by Stenotrophomonas Maltophila

Green Nail Infection by Stenotrophomonas Maltophila

| August 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Stenotrophomonas maltophila (S. maltophila) is a Gram-negative bacterium present in most aquatic and humid environments and in soil and plants. This free-living organism exhibits a high degree of resistance to antibiotics and usually goes undetected in routine cultures. S. maltophila is responsible for a range of infections, including respiratory tract infections, bacteremia, endocarditis, […]

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