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Toxic erythema of chemotherapy (TEC) is the umbrella term for multiple eruptions caused by chemotherapeutic agents.Although confirmatory studies are warranted, research suggests that high-dose vitamin D may be of therapeutic value in TEC.
Alaskapox is a newly recognized infectious disease due to an Orthopoxvirus likely transmitted by small mammals. Most cases are mild, but a fatal case has been reported in a presumably immunosuppressed host.
Targeting the MAPK/ERK and PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway has led to the use of topical sirolimus for neurofibromas and oral selumetinib for children with plexiform neurofibromas.
SAS is an underrecognized disorder usually observed in children and typically resolves after puberty. It may be accompanied by psychological distress. Topical minoxidil and oral biotin may help therapeutically.
Patients presenting with extensive capillary malformations (port wine stains) on the trunk and extremities should be routinely screened for early-onset hypertension.
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