Marianna L Blyumin

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Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare skin eruption most commonly caused by medications. It is characterized by fever and the acute eruption of non-follicular pustules overlying erythrodermic skin. Histopathology shows subcorneal pustules with a background of dermal edema and spongiosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, perivascular(More)
The diagnosis of thyroid disease can often first be identified by recognizing various cutaneous manifestations associated with an imbalance of circulating thyroid hormone. This article reviews the pathophysiology of thyroid disease, characteristic cutaneous findings of the hypothyroid and hyperthyroid states, and cutaneous conditions associated with thyroid(More)
We report three patients with permanent tattoos and chronic dermatitis. During patch testing, the patients' dermatitis worsened, and the previously quiescent green-colored portions of the tattoos became inflamed. All three patients were patch-tested and had positive reactions to potassium dichromate 0.25% in petrolatum. Avoidance led to the resolution of(More)
A combination of multiple agents is often required to achieve treatment success for plaque-type psoriasis. We report a case series of 10 patients that were treated with betamethasone valerate foam (0.12%) in the morning and topical tazarotene cream (0.1%) in the evening for a total of 12 weeks or until plaques cleared. Erythema, scale, and thickness along(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic contact dermatitis from condoms is a problem that carries significant morbidity and that has been increasingly reported due to the use of condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases as well as for birth control. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study is to evaluate the process by which condom manufacturing companies divulge product(More)
Port-wine stains (PWS) and morphea are distinct conditions that are easily recognized and diagnosed in pediatric patients. Rarely, early localized morphea may mimic an acquired PWS. We present 4 such cases, in two of which the initial clinical impression of acquired PWS was thought to be confirmed by histopathology. A diagnosis of morphea was made(More)
Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is an uncommon, acquired spectrum of skin conditions that poses various challenges to patients as well as clinicians. It is a difficult and debatable disorder to diagnose, categorize, and treat. Besides these inherent obstacles, PL merits awareness because of its potential to progress to cutaneous lymphoma or an ulceronecrotic(More)
A 28-year-old man with a 6-year history of subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) is presented. This case reviews the clinical features, differential diagnosis, etiology, and treatment options of SPD. In particular, this case emphasizes the absence of response to dapsone and colchicine and control with PUVA therapy.