Lauren K Biesbroeck

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Classic viral exanthems, such as measles, rubella, and Fifth disease, have great historical significance and, despite vaccine successes, still occur both in the United States and across the world. Because they are either less commonly seen (e.g., measles) or recognized by pediatricians (e.g., Fifth disease), viral exanthems that present to dermatology(More)
Telaprevir and boceprevir are novel protease inhibitors recently approved for treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and have gained widespread use. Skin rash has been reported frequently in patients treated with telaprevir, but less commonly with boceprevir. Despite a high incidence in clinical trials, the telaprevir-related eruption has not(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of skin cancer has increased in the United States, concomitant with increased UV radiation (UVR) exposure among young adults. We examined whether tanning facilities in Missouri, a state without indoor-tanning regulations, acted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration's recommendations and consistently imparted(More)
Nail disorders are a common presenting complaint for both the primary care physician and the dermatologist. Nail diagnoses are broad in scope and include infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions. Onychomycosis is an especially common nail condition, and treatment should always be preceded by appropriate fungal studies for confirmation of(More)
Dermatology consultation can improve diagnostic accuracy in the hospitalized patient with cutaneous disease. Dermatology consultation can streamline and improve treatment plans, and potentially lead to cost savings. Dermatology consultants can be a valuable resource for education for trainees, patients, and families. Inpatient consultative dermatology spans(More)
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