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Podiatric Dermatology Content

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…
Coronavirus
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor
The authors of a recent study suggest that patients with some dermatologic diseases, such as superficial fungal infections and psoriasis, may be at higher risk for the COVID-19 virus, due to a…
Coronavirus
By Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS and Kelly Kubiak DPM COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, causes a variety of clinical symptoms with the most common symptoms being a…
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg)
Given that most podiatrists commonly perform nail surgery for conditions such as ingrown toenails, this author surveys the current literature and offers insights and nuances from her clinical…
Dermatology
By Joseph Vella, DPM
Taking a closer look at the new onset of guttate erythematous plaques in a patient with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and a complex surgical history, this author discusses key clinical signs and…
Xerosis
By Kristine Hoffman DPM, FACFAS and Morgan Jerabek, DPM
Given the common nature of xerotic skin disorders as well as the varied array of etiologies and treatments, these authors offer a thorough review of the literature on conditions ranging from…
Toenail Pathology
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…
Podiatric Dermatology
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…
Longitudinal Melanonychia
By Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, FASPD
Given the common nature of longitudinal melanonychia, the potential link to melanoma in some cases and the varied differential diagnosis, this author offers salient diagnostic insights, assesses the…
Here one can see a subject with psoriasis at baseline prior to treatment. (Photo courtesy of Ortho Dermatologics)
Psoriasis
By Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg)
Psoriasis can commonly appear on the lower extremities but much of the literature does not address this condition in this anatomic area. Accordingly, this author shares three recent studies and their…
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