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Putting a finger on the diagnosis of Achenbach syndrome

Achenbach syndrome (paroxysmal finger hematoma) is a benign entity with an alarming presentation of pain, swelling, and ecchymosis. Overzealous evaluation may be avoided after a careful consideration of the differential diagnosis.

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Getting to the heart of neonatal lupus erythematosus

For most patients with NLE, the prognosis is excellent. For mothers at risk for having children with NLE, in utero administration of hydroxychloroquine may decrease the risk of congenital heart block.

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The role of LDH in dermatology

LDH is part of the staging evaluation for cutaneous lymphomas and advanced melanoma, in addition to monitoring disease progression for these disorders. Its role in other cutaneous disorders remains to be determined.

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Progress in pemphigus: Solidifying rituximab’s role

Comparative studies of therapeutic options for treating pemphigus have been lacking. Evidence now exists that when utilized with steroids, rituximab is superior to mycophenolate mofetil in producing a sustained, complete remission.

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Deep learning in dermatopathology

In dermatopathology, AI is capable of recognizing routine diagnoses, supporting intraoperative consultation during Mohs surgery, and even classifying melanocytic tumors. We should begin to consider AI as an assistant, not as a replacement.

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It's time to embrace the AI revolution

AI outperforms dermatologists in diagnosing skin cancers, and combining the two results in even better performance without a decrease in specificity. However, smartphone apps were variable and unreliable in detecting melanoma.

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The goal of this website is to improve the practice of dermatology, while being stimulating, practical, thought-provoking, and enlightening. Perspectives on current dermatologic literature are offered that are meant to be used in the clinic.

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