Molly Mae Warthan

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OBJECTIVE To better understand the complex motivations involved with UV light (UVL) tanning behavior. DESIGN Two written instruments, the CAGE (Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-opener) Questionnaire, used to screen for alcohol abuse or dependence, and the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition,(More)
Scurvy, or hypovitaminosis C, is an uncommon condition that exists today primarily within certain unique populations-particularly the elderly subjects, patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities or psychiatric illnesses, or others with unusual dietary habits. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the human body, and is important in synthesizing collagen(More)
Acrodermatitis enteropathica is a zinc deficiency disorder characterized by well-demarcated, erythematous, eczematous plaques in a periorificial and acral distribution. Hereditary and acquired forms have been described. We report a case of acquired acrodermatitis enteropathica secondary to alcoholism. Treatment of the underlying disorder and zinc(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the economic impact of sunburn in a beachgoing population during the summer. DESIGN Survey. SETTING Galveston, Tex, beachfront. PARTICIPANTS Convenience sample of 56 sunburned beachgoers. Intervention None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Days of work lost as a result of sunburn in the previous year. RESULTS Thirty-eight respondents(More)
BACKGROUND Although the beach is a high-risk environment for ultraviolet light exposure and subsequent skin damage, little is known about beachgoer tanning habits outside the beach setting. Our purpose was to evaluate indoor tanning and additional, nonbeach sunlight exposure in a beachgoing population. METHODS We conducted an epidemiologic survey. (More)
Human dirofilariasis is a rare zoonotic infection caused by various filarial species of the genus Dirofilaria. Dirofilaria tenuis causes heartworm infection in raccoons and infrequently causes human disease. The Dirofilaria organism accidentally is transmitted to humans through the bite of a mosquito and subcutaneous nodules, coin lesions of the lungs, or(More)
We present two rare cases of phacomatosis pigmentovascularis type IIb, with one patient demonstrating concurrent Sturge-Weber syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second infantile case meeting diagnostic criteria for systemic phacomatosis pigmentovascularis type IIb, Sturge-Weber syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay(More)
Many medications have been reported to induce acneiform eruptions. A relatively new chemotherapy drug, gefitinib (Iressa), approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 for the treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), has been reported to cause acne or an acne-like eruption. We report an Asian female who presented with hundreds(More)
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