Lauren C. Hughey

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BACKGROUND Recently a new polyomavirus was identified in a patient with trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS), a rare follicular skin disease of immunocompromised patients characterized by facial spines and overgrowth of inner root sheath cells. Seroepidemiological studies indicate that TSPyV is ubiquitous and latently infects 70% of the healthy individuals. (More)
BACKGROUND Given its nonspecific physical examination findings, accurately distinguishing cellulitis from a cellulitis mimicker (pseudocellulitis) is challenging. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the national incidence of cellulitis misdiagnosis among inpatients. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of inpatient dermatology consultations at(More)
The emergency department presents difficult cases for the consulting dermatologist. One of the most challenging is the patient who presents with fever and an erythematous rash. The differential diagnosis of the erythrodermic patient in the emergency room can include drug eruptions (DRESS syndrome), Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, toxic shock syndrome,(More)
Nonmalignant cutaneous findings associated with the use of vemurafenib have only recently been described in the literature. Patients receiving vemurafenib have exhibited cutaneous reactions including prominent follicular plugging, hand-foot skin reaction, exuberant seborrheic dermatitis-like hyperkeratosis of the face, keratosis pilaris, and diffuse spiny(More)
DRESS (drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms), also known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, is a severe, systemic drug reaction most commonly associated with aromatic anticonvulsants and sulfonamides. Patients typically present with fever, facial edema, cervical lymphadenopathy and a morbilliform eruption, which may progress to(More)
We report an unusual case of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in a 45-year-old male showing expression of the B-cell marker CD20. The lesion presented as a large plaque on the right shin and rapidly developed into additional lesions on the right lower leg and right anterior chest. Despite therapy, bone involvement was discovered at 1 year after initial(More)