Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis?

Can you identify the type of dermatitis shown in the photo at the left?

The condition depicted is a chronic pruritic skin disorder often associated with a personal or family history of asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis and eczema. Most cases first become apparent in early childhood. An onset of the disorder after the age of 14 is uncommon.

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Essential Insights On Treating Psoriatic Lesions In The Lower Extremity

Patients with psoriasis can present with multiple levels of involvement and with different types of the chronic condition. Accordingly, this author discusses the presentation of the condition, offers keys to diagnosis and reviews a variety of treatment options, including topical agents and combination therapy.

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Minimalist Shoes And Injuries: Keys To Diagnosis And Patient Education

Footwear News reports that the emergent category of minimalist shoes represents between 10 and 20 percent of the business of runner specialty stores.1 Through July 2011, minimalist shoe sales have already totaled $30 million, up nearly twofold from the year-ago period. What this means to podiatrists is the trend toward minimalist shoe purchases is not a temporary flash in the pan phenomenon but rather a groundswell of change, at least for now.

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Current Concepts In Treating Puncture Wounds

Although puncture wounds can initially be little more than an annoyance to patients, some wounds in certain populations can evolve into limb- and/or life-threatening complications. Accordingly, these authors review possible etiologies, discuss keys to diagnosis and treatment, and provide intriguing case studies.

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A Closer Look At Dermatologic Conditions In Skin Of Color

Given the changing population demographics in the United States, it is more important than ever to be able to recognize and treat dermatologic conditions that are more prevalent among patients with skin of color. Accordingly, this author discusses the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions including vitiligo, melanonychia and keloids.

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