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Following up on “A Trend I Cannot Endorse”

The word “endorse” used to describe a patient’s symptoms or history has become so prevalent, the term has entered the dictionary. Although I will have to accept the lexicographer’s decision, I do not endorse it!

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Is ivermectin an old drug with new tricks?

Imagine my (and perhaps yours as well) surprise to find ivermectin making headlines in our national news for the past few weeks as the newest unproven treatment for COVID-19 infection.

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The enigma of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy

Despite the dramatic presentation of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, the majority of patients have an excellent prognosis. Differentiation from Henoch-Schönlein purpura will guide management.

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Hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoproliferative disorder

HVLPD is Epstein-Barr virus-related displaying a spectrum of disease ranging from benign to life-threatening lymphoma. While ultraviolet-light may be involved in its pathogenesis, more research is required to shed light on this disorder.

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The 21st Century Cures Act and pathology report release

The rule for direct pathology result release to patients took effect April 2021 and carries with it a complicated patient communication experiment.

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Water softening in atopic dermatitis

There is at least a theoretical benefit in trying water softeners in atopic patients. An ongoing trial will help determine if water softening can prevent atopic dermatitis and the subsequent atopic march.


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