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BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic, relapsing, pruritic, eczematous skin condition occurring in patients with a personal or family history of atopy. The aim of this study is to describe the profile of atopic dermatitis seen at a tertiary referral skin center in a tropical multiracial country. METHODS A retrospective chart review was(More)
Allopurinol is still an effective uric-acid lowering drug since its introduction in 1963. However it has been frequently incriminated for severe adverse drug reactions. From our retrospective review of 13 inpatients with allopurinol adverse reactions seen over 3 years, fever and rash were the commonest presenting symptoms, occurring several weeks after(More)
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPN) is an uncommon form of vasculitis. It exists as a separate entity, though bearing similar name with polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) which is an aggressive systemic vasculitis with multi-organ involvement. CPN runs a chronic but benign course. Its aetiology is unknown and it usually presents with painful nodules on the legs(More)
Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic, relapsing, pruritic ecematous skin condition with a predilection for the flexural areas and occurs in patients with a personal or family history of atopy. The aim of this study is to describe the profile of atopic dermatitis seen at the National Skin Centre in Singapore. A retrospective chart review was conducted of(More)
INTRODUCTION Lichen amyloidosus is a common skin disease seen among Asian patients. CLINICAL PICTURE Typical features range from macular hyperpigmentation to pruritic, lichenified, hyperpigmented papules. However, in this rare bullous variant of lichen amyloidosus, bullae and vesicles are present. Histopathologically, deposits of amyloid were seen in the(More)
We report the first case of an Ectopic adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenoma (EAPA) located within the posterior nasal septum associated with Nelson’s syndrome, which eluded diagnosis for over a decade. In this report, we explore the reasons for such diagnostic difficulty and suggest ways in which an earlier diagnosis may be made. A 19(More)
BACKGROUND Pitted nails is a non-specific entity seen in children that is often associated with various underlying skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia areata and lichen planus; and those without such associations are labelled as idiopathic pitted nails. Spontaneous resolution is common but may take several years. Treatment options(More)