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Nail Dystrophy
By Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg), Amanda Borrelli, DPM, MPH and Jessica Bruno, DPM  
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
By Windy Cole, DPM, CWSP
Taking a closer look at a case involving a longstanding non-healing wound in a 61-year-old male, who attributed the wound to a fall, this author emphasizes prompt assessment and biopsy when clinical…
Podiatric Dermatology
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,…
Podiatric Dermatology
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg)
Ensuring adequate skin moisture is often a neglected aspect of providing optimal treatment for lower extremity skin conditions. With this in mind, this author discusses evolving paradigms of skin…
Podiatric Dermatology
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…
Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenail is a very common condition most of us treat on a daily basis. Yet, after more than 27 years in practice, I have not really changed the way I approach them. Recently, I decided to…
By Joseph Vella, DPM
Given that melanoma accounts for the majority of deaths from skin cancer, this author discusses current incidence estimates, key diagnostic indicators, how to differentiate between different…
Ulcerative Lesions
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…
Onychomycosis
Onychomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of the toenails and/or fingernails that has a global prevalence in children of 0.35 to 5.5 percent.1 Approximately 15 percent of all nail dystrophies in…
Dermoscopy
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM RCPS (Glasg)
Onychomycosis is one of the most frequent pathologies presenting in podiatry practices. However, at times, more subtle differences in the clinical presentation may delay an accurate diagnosis and…
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