Cherie M. Ditre, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Cherie M. Ditre

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Aging Skin (photoaging skin)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Photoaging is accelerating aging of the skin due to prolonged sun exposure.It is also known as dermatoheliosis, and occurs most often in older, fair-skinned patients who have spent a great deal of time outdoors, especially during youth. What you should be alert for in the history The history points…

Actinic purpura

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Actinic purpura, also known as Bateman’s or senile purpura, is due to the rupture of delicate blood vessel walls, leading to an erythematous purpura most often seen on the dorsum of the hands in elderly populations . Actinic purpura can also be seen on…

Striae distensae (striae atrophicae)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Striae distensae are a common dermatologic complaint, most often affecting adolescents during puberty growth ’spurts’, or women in the last trimester of pregnancy. Striae can affect any area of the body, but in general spares the face. The appearance of…

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