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The nexus of VEXAS syndrome

Think of VEXAS syndrome when seeing elderly men with neutrophilic dermatoses in combination with myelodysplasia and relapsing polychondritis.

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Biotin supplementation for hair and nail health?

Biotin supplementation for hair and nails may be valuable in rare circumstances. Despite its popularity, to date there is no evidence that it promotes hair and nail growth or quality in otherwise healthy patients.

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Recognizing TEN-like acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus

When assessing patients for TEN, remember that entities other than classical drug-induced disease may present similarly. There are an increasing number of reports of TEN-like ACLE.

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Humbled again: Alopecic and aseptic nodules of the scalp

Think about alopecic and aseptic nodules in the scalp. Making the right diagnosis will alleviate anxiety and most patients have a good prognosis with straightforward therapeutic maneuvers.

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Taking woolly hair to heart

Recognition of rare woolly hair syndromes may be lifesaving because the cutaneous features of woolly hair and keratoderma precede the presentation of the arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

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Probing pediatric pigmented purpuras

Pigmented purpuric eruptions may be seen in the pediatric population. Tincture of time (watchful waiting) may be a reasonable approach for many patients.


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