Dermatology Diagnosis

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
11,238 reads | 2 comments | 01/27/2014
A 60-year-old Hispanic female presented with the chief complaint of severe pain associated with a large wound on her left leg, which had been present for four years. She had received treatment at another local hospital prior to her admission to Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and the previous treatment recommended to her was a below-knee amputation. Her prior treatment while living in Mexico included application of topical antibiotics and a wet-to-dry dressing. She had never had any type of debridement of the wound. | Continue reading
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
15,078 reads | 0 comments | 11/25/2013
A 6-year-old male who likes to play sports presents with painful great toenails that have been present in the current condition since birth. They are painful in various shoes. His mother has taken him to other physicians who stated that the condition is not caused by nail fungus but they have offered no other solution. The patient has no pertinent past medical or birth history, no medications and no history of this on any other digit. | Continue reading
By Myron Bodman, DPM
13,429 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2013
The last new patient of the clinic session presented in moderate distress with extremely pruritic legs. She was 74 years old and accompanied by her husband. The patient complained of swollen legs and itchy sores that had failed to resolve with previously prescribed mometasone cream. She had seen multiple doctors and was frustrated that her legs were becoming worse. | Continue reading
Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS
10,009 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/2013
A 66-year old Caucasian male with a history of controlled diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, psoriasis, obstructive sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder received a referral by dermatology to our surgery department. The referral was for surgical treatment of a suspicious lesion in the left hallux. | Continue reading
William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
30,193 reads | 5 comments | 03/25/2013
A 39-year-old female presented to my office with a chief complaint of pain surrounding both great toe joints. She had symptoms for five to six years. Prior treatment measures included wearing wider shoes and bunion pads. Her main area of pain was on the medial bony prominence at the great toe joint. | Continue reading
M. Joel Morse, DPM
35,735 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/2012
A 68-year-old Caucasian female presented to the office with acute onset of a solitary, asymptomatic, spontaneous, tense blister of three days’ duration on the lateral aspect of the right great toe. | Continue reading
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
18,644 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2012
A 14-year-old male who plays football and basketball presents with what he believes is another toenail growing on top of his nail. It is an isolated mass superficial to the hallux nail plate that has been present for about six months. | Continue reading
William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
17,619 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/2012
A 32-year-old male presented to my office with the chief complaint of heel pain. His symptoms were consistent with plantar fasciitis and a strong element of post-static dyskinesia. He had a secondary complaint of a recent rash that developed on his legs after he made the appointment for heel pain. The patient was concerned because the rash became worse over the prior week and there was pain when he touched the affected area. | Continue reading
M. Joel Morse, DPM
204,496 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2012
Longitudinal pigmentation of the nail is a common presenting problem in general podiatry. However, it is not something the patient always brings to your attention. You need to look for it. | Continue reading
Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
17,413 reads | 1 comments | 03/28/2012
A 54-year-old woman presents with bilateral leg lesions that are pruritic and bothersome, a condition that is several years in duration. She has seen several physicians for this condition but “no one seems to be able to help” her. As she is sitting in the treatment chair, the patient actively scratches her legs and forearms. She says there is something “underneath” and she must “get it out.” She denies that the itching gets worse at night but notes that it bothers her throughout the day. | Continue reading