Kathleen Rossy, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Kathleen Rossy

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Arsenic toxicity (Arsenicism, Arsenicosis, Arsenical Keratoses, Arsenical pigmentation, Mees' lines

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Arsenic exposure can occur through environmental or medicinal exposure. A thorough history should be taken to evaluate for possible occupational, environmental, or therapeutic exposure. Arsenicism is a systemic disease that can present with cutaneous, neurologic, and/or gastrointestinal symptoms. Acute arsenic toxicity most commonly presents with gastrointestinal symptoms with nausea,…

Cheilitis, actinic (Actinic cheilitis, solar cheilitis, actinic cheilosis, cheilitis actinica, cheilosis actinica, actinic keratosis of the lip, solar keratosis of the lip, cheilitis exfoliativa)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Changes associated with actinic cheilitis develop slowly over time. It is a result of chronic sun exposure. People often complain of severely dry, flaking lips. It is associated with a rough texture, loss of lip volume with rhytid formation, white…

Bowen's disease (Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ; erythroplasia of Queyrat; Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ of the Penis)

Bowen’s Disease, Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ, ICD-9 232._ (0, lip; 1, eyelid; 2, ear; 3, face/cheek; 4, scalp/neck; 5, trunk; 6, arm; 7, leg; 8, unspecifiedB); BErythroplasia of Queyrat, Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Situ of the Penis, ICD-9 233.5B Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history…

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