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Dermatology Diagnosis

By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS

A 63-year-old female presented to the office with a chief complaint of a painful right second toe. She said the toe rubbed on her shoe. The patient noted that she tried using corn-removing plaster, which made the toe worse. She had a secondary…

By Kurt A. Ashack, MHS, MD

A 73-year-old male with well-controlled hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented with six months of an asymptomatic purple discoloration on the lower legs and feet. He denied any history of new medications or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory…

By Fernando Ramirez II, DPM, Shontal B. Dionisopoulos, DPM and Mitzi Williams, DPM, FACFAS

A 68-year-old male presented complaining of a non-healing blister of his great toe. The blister originated on the medial aspect of his left hallux about six months prior to the patient seeking medical evaluation. The patient attributed the…

By Nicole M. DeLauro, DPM, DABPM, DABFAS

A two-year-old male presented with a chief concern of recent changes to his toenails. His parents noted ridging, lifting and occasional shedding of the toenails. The shedding was painless but the parents expressed concern regarding the cause of…

By Joseph Vella, DPM

A 50-year-old female with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and prior skin cancer presented with a chief concern of a painful “growth” on her right foot, which had been present for one year. She believed it was a wart and was seeking…

By Kristine Hoffman DPM, FACFAS

A 35-year-old female presented to our clinic with a concern of “ingrowing toenails.” The patient reported pain and inflammation surrounding the first, second and third toenails of her right foot as well as the second toe of her left foot. She…

By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS

A 92-year-old female presented to my office with a chief complaint of an itching rash on her legs and feet. She has had symptoms on and off for decades and related that the rash “flares up” from time to time. The patient used various creams…

By Myron Bodman, DPM

A 58-year-old man presented with chronic recurrent onychocryptosis and a rash on his right leg. The patient felt his rash was due to his history of venous insufficiency. He had tried wearing support stockings every day but the rash has persisted…

By Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS

A 48-year-old woman initially presented to our institution with concern over a painful discolored papule on her lower right leg. The patient denied any history of trauma or triggering events. Her past medical history included hidradenitis…

By Yehia Elebrashi, DPM, and William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS

A 21-year-old healthy-appearing woman presented to our clinic with a complaint of a chronically painful lump under the skin at the lateral aspect of her left ankle. She related a 10-year history of pain without any history of injury. She noted…

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