DW Insights & Inquiries
A lesson from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In my last 13 years of immersion in dermatology, I have often asked this simple yet elusive question of my superiors, my colleagues, and myself: Which patients need skin checks?
Learn about gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). GISTs are mesenchymal malignancies arising from the interstitial cells of Cajal (cells that create slow wave potential, leading to muscle contraction, thereby aiding peristalsis).
I have diagnosed pseudoxanthoma elasticum a few times in my career. The immediate excitement of rendering the diagnosis is quickly tempered by the realization that so far there is no definitive treatment for this devastating disease.
Bleach baths have become popularized over the past decade in managing atopic dermatitis. Recent data suggest that we may have been misinformed (or overly optimistic) — it is time to come clean.
Key questions need to be addressed regarding the pathogenesis of nonepidemic KS. Are there yet undefined predisposing factors causing immunodysregulation in patients that allows HHV-8 to become pathogenic?
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