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Recognizing cutaneous Balamuthia mandrillaris infection

Dermatologists should be familiar with cutaneous infection by the ameba Balamuthia mandrillaris. Early recognition and treatment of cutaneous disease may decrease the risk of death from granulomatous amebic encephalitis.

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Acne necrotica: A real head-scratcher

This is a puzzling, under-recognized disorder that may be very distressing for afflicted patients. Further research into the pathogenesis of this lymphocytic folliculitis is warranted so that more specific therapies can be developed.

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Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn and hypercalcemia

Screening and monitoring for hypercalcemia (measuring ionized calcium) is essential during the first few months of life.

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Eyebrow-raising complications of microblading

Microblading is a new and increasingly popular technique primarily used for eyebrow restoration. As with all procedures, practitioner knowledge and experience will help minimize attendant risks.

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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans recurrence: Size matters

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans can be locally destructive and may rarely be fatal. Patients with large lesions stand a higher risk for recurrence and should be followed carefully in the postoperative period and beyond.

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in dermatology

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are now approved for weight loss, which may benefit dermatoses associated with excess weight. Dermatologists should be familiar with the potential adverse effects and benefits of these drugs.

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