Diagnostic Accuracy amongst Two Week Wait Referrals for Skin Malignancy
Ayda Haile-Redai and Johanna O’Connor
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 10, 2021
The two week wait pathway initiative was proposed in 1997 to expedite referrals from general practice to dermatology and to facilitate access to timely treatment for patients with suspected skin malignancy. However, since its implementation it has come under fire for its poor specificity and case detection rate with dermatologists raising concerns about their increased workload and consequently lack of time for other urgent cases. The present study conducted at Queen’s Hospital, London aimed t...
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward Pruritus Management among Physicians and Patients Living With Diabetes Mellitus: A Quantitative Survey in India
Sanjay Kalra, Asit Mittal, Roheet M Rathod, Colette Pinto, Rahul Rathod and Amey Mane
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 10, 2021
Pruritus is a common dermatological condition which may have systemic etiology. Diabetes is one such condition; pruritus is commonly seen in patients with diabetes thus making it a dermatometabolic condition. The present survey aimed to understand the knowledge, attitude, and practice toward pruritus among Indian physicians and patients living with diabetes presenting with pruritus. A telephonic, cross-sectional, quantitative survey was conducted among consulting physicians (CPs), endocrinologis...
Treatment and Management of Scabies Patient with Secondary Infection in a 3-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report
Diah Mira Indramaya, Andre Yuindartanto, Yuri Widia, Irmaditra Citrashanty, Sawitri and Iskandar Zulkarnain
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 29, 2021
Scabies is a skin disease caused by infection with the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The development of this disease is also influenced by low socioeconomic conditions, poor hygiene levels, lack of knowledge, and errors in diagnosis and management. Internal and external examinations were carried out on patients related to personal hygiene behavior factors. Primary data were obtained through history taking (alloanamnesis), physical examination, and laboratory tests at Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya. A ...
Dermoscopic Findings of Pilotropic Mycosis Fungoid: A Rare Variant
Benahmed Jihane, Znati, Meziane, Ismaili, Benzekri and Senouci
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 23, 2021
Pilotropic mycosis fungoid (PMF) is a rare variant of mycosis fungoides (MF) with distinctive clinicopathological features, accounting for 1 to 5%. It is characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical features and has a more aggressive clinical course than conventional MF. At the onset of its progression, pilotropic mycosis fongoides is sometimes difficult to distinguish from classical mycosis fongoides with follicular involvement. PMF diagnosis is challenging and can mimick other conditions. Der...
Coexistence of Celiac Disease and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report
Jaouad Yousfi, Soukaina Oumlil, Laila Benjilali and Lamiaa Essaadouni
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 20, 2021
Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the small intestine triggered by the ingestion of gluten. It has been associated with auto-immune disorders. Although many similarities exist between the pathogenesis of CD and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), their association has been rarely reported. We describe a case of a 23-year-old woman diagnosed with CD, and one year later developed SLE. A 23-year-old woman presented with pallor, abdominal pain, diarrhea, steatorrhea and weigh...
Extramammary Paget Disease of Peristomal Skin Secondary to Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma
Victoria Dukharan, BS, Adriana L Della Porta, BS, Scott Gregory, MD and Gulsun Erdag, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 20, 2021
An 87-year-old man with history of invasive transitional cell urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and left distal ureter status-post radical cystoprostatectomy and left distal uretectomy with uretero-ureterostomy and ileal conduit urinary diversion 14 years prior presented to our dermatology clinic with complaint of peristomal rash for many years. The patient reported the rash had been present for at least 5 years and was getting larger. It was described as pruritic and tender. The rash was init...
Pyoderma Gangrenosum is Associated with Low Socioeconomic Status: A Single-Site, Cross-Sectional Study
Anna Maria Vromans, MS, Josiah Williams, BS, Arjun M Bashyam, MD, William W Huang, MD, MPH, Steven R Feldman, MD, PhD and Lindsay C Strowd, MD
Article Type: Retrospective Study | First Published: September 08, 2021
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, non-infectious, inflammatory skin disorder affecting individuals of all ages. Research characterizing socioeconomic status (SES) of this patient population is limited. Understanding the SES of a patient population is vital to providing a personalized approach for disease management that addresses potential barriers including transportation, work flexibility, cost of medications, and wound care. A single-institution retrospective study of 255 adults with ...
Respective Treatment Modalities with the Use of Combined Ingredients to Address Acne Prone Skin
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 31, 2021
Acne Vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skins' pilosebaceous unit, composed of the hair follicle, arrector pili muscle and the sebaceous gland. Acne typically appears at the high density pilosebaceous units namely the face, neck, upper chest, shoulders and back. 'Acne is the most common dermatologic condition in the world'. Several studies have indicated psychological and emotional distress like social anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression, and suicidal ideation because of acne....
COVID-19 Can Exacerbate Pattern Hair Loss and Trigger Telogen Effluvium – The Role of Proteoglycan Replacement Therapy with Nourkrin® in Clinical Treatment of COVID-19 Associated Hair Loss
Aida Gadzhigoroeva, Daniela Guzman Sanchez, Alireza Firooz, Hamideh Moravvej, Nelly Espinoza, Yulia Romanova, Hugo Vicente Martínez Suárez, Marcela Mattos Simoes and Nikolay N Potekaev
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 26, 2021
The unfolding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased the incidence of several dermatological disorders, including diffuse hair loss. Research revealed an escalated incidence of pattern hair loss (PHL) and telogen effluvium (TE) in COVID-19 patients. Psychological stress, systemic inflammation and oxidative stress are potential culprits. Reduced anagenic expression of proteoglycans is a potential mediating mechanism that connects hair loss to critical health conditions such as COVID-19...
A Rare Adnexal Tumor of Head & Neck: Eccrine Spiradenoma
Syauqi MS, Marliza H and BHK NG
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 26, 2021
Eccrine Spiradenoma is a rare connective tissue tumor arising from the dermis of well differentiated eccrine sweat gland. It is considered benign nature, nonetheless, reported malignant cases are extremely rare. The most common presentation symptom is localized intradermal swelling and complete surgical excision is the gold standard in managing these cases. This case report is undertaken to document a rare case of adnexal tumor of head and neck as well as sharing our experience to peer medical p...
Paederus Dermatitis among Monusco Peacekeepers about 52 Cases and Review of the Literature
Habyebete Soufiane, Rafik Aniss, Rahmoune Mohammed, Idoudaoud Abdelhak, Ibenkhaldoun Mounir, Ahmed SM Shahabuddine, Shrestha Sulav and Lahkim Mohammed
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 26, 2021
Of our work is to determine the epidemiological and clinical profile of this dermatitis with a review of the literature for the last 10 years, and shed light on this pathology to better prevent it, especially with peacekeepers and transients coming from non-endemic countries. Retrospective epidemiological study of patient records from December 2020 to June 2021 concerning patients with paederus dermatitis at MONUSCO Level 2 Hospital in Bunia Democratic Republic of Congo and other level one hospi...