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A 46-year-old white man had classic findings of scleredema; subsequently, a monoclonal immunoglobulin G lambda light chain was detected in his serum. Findings of a bone marrow biopsy specimen revealed that he had an increased percentage of plasma cells, some of which were atypical. A diagnosis of scleredema and smoldering myeloma was made.
The authors reviewed 874 dermatology charts to assess the acceptance rate of total skin examination (TSE), incidental skin findings, and patient compliance regarding treatment recommendations. Of the 874 new dermatology patients studied, 707 (80.9%) agreed to TSE. Important incidental findings were found in 151 (21.4%). These included: (1) biopsy… (More)
Superficial granulomatous pyoderma, recently described as a variant of pyoderma gangrenosum, would be better termed pathergic granulomatous cutaneous ulceration as the seven previously described cases, as well as our own two cases, have significant dermal involvement histologically and heal with scarring. In contrast to pyoderma gangrenosum, lesions of… (More)
BACKGROUND The antibacterial properties of lidocaine have been previously described. Recent reports indicated that the addition of NaHCO3 to lidocaine reduces the pain associated with the injection. This study was conducted to determine the antibacterial activity of lidocaine buffered with NaHCO3. METHODS Rates of killing of six species of bacteria were… (More)
Dermatologists are often faced with the difficulty of evaluating drug reactions in patients receiving multiple medications. Unfortunately, few drugs produce distinctive lesions; many types of medications can produce identical eruptions. One common drug-induced eruption is urticaria. We report a specific eruption due to procainamide: urticarial vasculitis.
Carbamazepine is an important drug used in the management of seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, and chronic pain syndromes. It has been associated with a variety of adverse skin reactions including urticaria, lichenoid eruptions, erythroderma, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. A 39-year-old white male had been… (More)
Malignant acanthosis nigricans is often related to adenocarcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract, but it has also been found to coexist with tumors of the amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation system. It can precede, accompany, or follow the appearance of the underlying tumor. Evaluation of our patient's new-onset acanthosis nigricans led to the… (More)
This report describes an unusual presentation of cutaneous metastases suspected to have occurred through lymphatic spread in a patient with malignant melanoma. Punctate papular skin lesions correlated histologically with small tumor foci in the papillary dermis.
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic pathogenic fungus that produces a variety of self-limiting disease syndromes in healthy persons, but commonly disseminates in immunocompromised hosts. Although histoplasmosis has been recently described in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, it is an uncommon finding, occurring in fewer than 0.5 percent of… (More)