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When to see red in linear erythronychia

Onychopapillomas are usually benign. Lesions can usually be observed, but should they become painful or demonstrate obvious change, an excisional biopsy is warranted.

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Should dermatologists order fecal calprotectin?

Although its precise role in dermatology remains to be defined, measuring fecal calprotectin levels may help determine whether or not a patient has active inflammatory bowel disease.

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Aluminum: Allergen of the Year

Dermatologists should consider a contact allergy to aluminum, especially when observing an eczematous reaction in the axillary vault due to aluminum-containing antiperspirants or noting a nodular reaction at a vaccination site.

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Sweating over acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis

AIGA usually affects younger men. Rendering this diagnosis, which may be steroid-responsive, will improve quality of life, and may prove lifesaving.

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Granulomatous cheilitis: Back to the Future

The physical and emotional impact of granulomatous cheilitis is profound. The diagnosis remains one of exclusion (most notably ruling out Crohn disease and sarcoidosis).

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The globalization of monkeypox

There have been an increasing number of cases of monkeypox beyond Africa. Dermatologists should familiarize themselves with the disease and establish an in-office protocol for suspected cases.

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