Jessica W Hsu

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Nickel is the most common allergen causing allergic contact dermatitis in patch-tested children, especially in female children. Allergy to this metal can manifest in a variety of ways. In this case series, we present four children to illustrate the different presentations of nickel allergy confirmed by patch testing. Localized, id, and systemic nickel(More)
Spitz nevi represent a distinct type of melanocytic nevi more commonly seen in childhood. Although typically benign, a subset of Spitz lesions raise concern and create a diagnostic dilemma as a result of confusing histology that involves characteristics of classic Spitz nevi intermixed with features of cutaneous melanoma. Such atypical Spitz lesions, or(More)
Fat augmentation is safe, relatively inexpensive, and readily available. Now that cosmetic surgeons are recognizing that facial aging is not simply due to gravity but also to atrophy of tissues, the use of fat for volume restoration is becoming even more popular. Newer techniques of Lipostructure, facial fat rebalancing, and fat autograft muscle injection(More)
This study evaluates the efficacy and tolerability of an investigational study cream composed of 3 ingredients (green and white teas, mangosteen, and pomegranate extract), Vitaphenol Skin Cream (La Jolla Spa MD, La Jolla CA), as compared to a placebo cream in rejuvenating facial skin. Twenty healthy females between the ages of 35 and 65 with demonstrable(More)
The omphalomesenteric duct is an embryologic connection between the digestive tract and yolk sac, which typically involutes by the time of birth. Failure of the obliteration process can result in omphalomesenteric duct remnants. We present two cases of children with such remnants, one with an umbilical polyp requiring traditional excisional therapy and one(More)
In the recent past in the United States, allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) was thought to be a disorder affecting mainly adults. It was rarely diagnosed in the pediatric population, partly due to beliefs that children had immature immune systems and were less frequently exposed to chemical allergens when compared to adults. Also, patch testing for affected(More)
There are numerous cutaneous disorders that affect the foot, but of these conditions skin infections have the most significant impact on overall patient morbidity and clinical outcome. Skin infections in foot and ankle patients are common, with often devastating consequences if left unrecognized and untreated in both surgical and nonsurgical cases. There is(More)