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Treating A Patient Who Feels There Are Parasites Under Her Skin

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM | 18,241 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.

When A Patient Has Increased Thickening Of The Skin And Increased Discoloration

By M. Joel Morse, DPM | 60,322 reads | 0 comments | 09/30/2008

Key Questions To Consider

1. What essential question does one still need to ask to help make the diagnosis? 2. What is the tentative diagnosis? 3. Can you list at least three differential diagnoses? 4. What features in this condition differentiate it from other conditions? 5. What is the suitable treatment of this condition?

How To Get Optimal Reimbursement For Wound Debridement And Skin Substitutes

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 26,008 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/2012

These knowledgeable panelists provide insights on using appropriate codes for wound debridement and skin substitutes to maximize reimbursement. They also address the correct use of modifiers and offer coding pearls for those entering practice.

Emerging Data, Emerging Agents: Treatment Of Complicated Skin And Soft Tissue Infection

hmpadmin | 6,516 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/2008

The classification of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) will ultimately determine therapeutic strategies to be used in the patient. SSTIs are categorized as “uncomplicated” (such as mild cellulitis, a simple abscess, or impetigo) or “complicated” (cSSTIs, including deep soft tissue infections, those requiring surgical intervention [infected ulcers, infected burns, and major abscesses] and those in patients who have significant underlying disease states [comorbidities] that complicate response to treatment).

Providing Relief For Dry And Cracked Skin On The Diabetic Foot

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 12,334 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2004

Patients with diabetes may face a broad range of potential complications, including cracked and dry skin on their feet. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, it is more important than ever to have cost-effective options to address this uncomfortable facet of the disease. What can you turn to in order to provide some relief for those who have cracked and dry skin on their feet? The Lantiseptic® line of products may be your answer.