Kristin D Hudacek

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Onychotillomania represents an unusual dermatosis affecting the nail unit. The term refers to 'neurotic picking at a nail until it is permanently altered'. It can be difficult for dermatologists to diagnose, as typically patients will deny the self-destructive behavior and the clinical features may mimic other inflammatory conditions affecting the nail(More)
BACKGROUND Cicatricial forms of alopecia, including lichen planopilaris (LPP) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), may present with overlapping clinical features. In such cases, histopathological examination may provide key information for resolving the differential diagnosis. Optimally, microscopical analysis for alopecia requires both vertical and(More)
BACKGROUND Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CARP), also known as Gougerot-Carteaud syndrome, is a rare disorder. It usually presents as hyperkeratotic brown papules that coalesce into plaques with a reticulated periphery on the central trunk of young adults. Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis is most often clinically confused with tinea(More)
In order to make a recommendation about the use of hypnosis as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of breast cancer, 2 studies assessing the immunological effects of hypnosis in patients with early stage breast cancer were evaluated: (a) an experiment that taught hypnotic guided-imagery therapy to patients and (b) one that provided participants with home(More)
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