Lawrence Haber, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Lawrence Haber

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Disorders of the nails

I. Problem/Condition. Disorders or irregularities of the nails are common findings in medical practice and can be benign or pathalogic and indicative of local or systemic conditions. II. Diagnostic Approach A. What is the differential diagnosis for this problem? Conditions involving all nails: Beau’s lines Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy Koilonychia Lindsay’s nails Muehrcke’s lines Nail pitting Terry’s…

Mouth Ulcerations

Mouth Ulcerations I. Problem/Condition. Mouth ulcerations are common complaints in both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients. Oral ulcers result from damage to the mucosa of the mouth, both the epithelium, and the lamina propria. When confronted by a patient with an oral ulcer, the key, besides treating any underlying discomfort, is to distinguish which represent underlying…

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