Patricia Ting, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

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Favre-Racouchot Syndrome (Nodular Elastosis [Elastoidosis] with Cysts and Comedones, Senile or Solar Comedones, Smokers' Comedones)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Favre-Racouchot disease (FRD) is named after Favre and Racouchot, who described these lesions in 1932 and 1951, respectively. Clinical history is significant for extensive ultraviolet light exposure. Characteristic findings on physical examination Clinical presentation consists of a slow and gradual…

Down Syndrome

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Dr John Langdon Down first described Down syndrome in Britain in 1866. Almost a century later, Jérôme Lejeune in 1959 discovered the role of either a partial or complete third copy of chromosome 21 in this condition. This extra genetic material results from trisomy 21 (most common) chromosomal translocation…

Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis (atopic winter feet, forefoot dermatosis, sweaty sock dermatitis, peridigital dermatosis, dermatitis plantaris sicca, moon-boot foot syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Clinical history is often significant for occlusive footwear (e.g. rubber boots, winter boots), extended periods of exposure to moist socks or shoes, and possibly hyperhidrosis of the feet. Always ask about the patient’s most recent footwear. This condition has a…

Cutaneous Myiasis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Myiasis (from the Greek for fly, ‘myia’) is the infestation of human or animal tissue by the larvae (maggots) of Diptera two-winged flies. Common Diptera families involved in myiasis include Calliphoridae, Oestridae, and Sarcophagidae. Larvae (otherwise known as bots or…

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