Dermatology Diagnosis

Joel Morse, DPM
108,874 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2008

A 43-year-old African-American male presents to the office with an irritated fourth toe with no known trauma to the toe. There is a horny projection of skin coming from the posterior nail fold with a nail-like structure at the tip. It has been present for the past two years and had recently become larger.

The lesion is asymptomatic except for physical inconveniences.
The patient reports that the toe is painful only in shoes. The patient works as a custodian and spends a lot of time on his feet. He has recent onset diabetes of three years but has not been to a podiatrist in the

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Here one can see the girl’s heels two weeks after treatment for her atopic eczema. The author notes that generally, treatment with a topical steroid will be for two weeks and once the rash resolves, then the patient can use maintenance creams.
By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
38,987 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2008

A 4-year-old girl presented to the office with her mother, who was concerned about a skin problem affecting her heels. According to her mother, the patient’s symptoms were present for six months or more. The child’s symptoms included a severe itch that caused constant scratching, pain and cracking of the skin leading to bleeding. Previous home treatment included the application of various over the counter creams including hydrocortisone, antifungals and hand lotions. These treatments did not help. She had no prior treatment by a physician for this problem. Her past medical history was

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By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
32,721 reads | 1 comments | 12/03/2007

A 60-year-old Caucasian female patient presents for consultation to the foot and ankle clinic regarding a one-year history of an erythematous, scaly and irregular lesion on the sole of her right foot. She notes the lesion is entirely asymptomatic. She originally saw a primary care physician about the lesion. The physician told her that she had a case of “athlete’s feet” and recommended an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream. After four weeks of treatment with the antifungal cream, the patient showed no improvement.

The primary care physician then re-diag

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By G.“Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
23,212 reads | 0 comments | 10/27/2007

A 37-year-old Caucasian male presents with a chief complaint of a nodular growth on the left calf. He first noticed the bump about two months ago but says he did not think too much about it until recently. At that time, he noticed it was causing mild discomfort when he touched it but the growth was only slightly pruritic. The lesion did not appear to be infected and it did not drain or bleed at any time. He says he checked the rest of his body for any similar looking lesions and found none. Otherwise, he has no other complaints or concerns. The patient has not changed his diet or eating hab

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By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
664,743 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2007

It is late in the summer when a 29-year-old Caucasian female, employed as a medical assistant in your foot and ankle clinic, presents with a two-day history of red spots on her feet. The red spots became small fluid-filled vesicles, which are present mostly on the soles. She says she has broken one of the small vesicles and it expressed a clear fluid.

The lesions are causing mild discomfort but are not very pruritic. Otherwise, she feels a little fatigued and reports a slightly elevated oral temperature today. Additionally, she reports a mild headache and a slight sore throat. She

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By G. “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
24,360 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/2007

A 32-year-old female presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple pruritic lesions on the tops of both feet. The lesions have been present for several months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The patient has not seen any other physician for this problem and she has not been putting any medications on the condition.

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By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
23,236 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/2007
An 11-year-old boy presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple bumps on his right leg and foot. He reports the lesions have been present for almost two months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The boy did not see his pediatrician or family physician for this condition. | Continue reading
By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
70,285 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2007

      A 51-year-old man presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple warts on both lower legs and feet. He reports that the lesions have been present for almost two years and appear to be increasing in numbers and size. The patient saw his family physician a year ago and was told to begin treating the warts with an over-the-counter wart medication containing a low percentage of salicylic acid. Since that time, he has randomly applied the wart cream with little success but did note that some of the lesions appeared to get smaller with treatment.     &nb

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By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
137,700 reads | 0 comments | 12/03/2006

      A 29-year-old Caucasian female patient presented in consultation in the foot and ankle clinic regarding a six-week history of erythematous vesicles and papules on the soles. She reported intense pruritus. Her primary care physician told her that she had a case of “athlete’s feet” and that she should use an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream. After two weeks of treatment with antifungal cream, the patient had no improvement.

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By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
36,417 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2006

     A 30-year-old Caucasian female brings her 3-week-old son into the clinic with a skin condition on both feet. The mother reports that the pregnancy was uncomplicated. She says the baby was born full-term with a normal birth weight of 7.2 pounds and no problems noted.      The mother also says she was healthy before and during the pregnancy, and that she is not taking any prescription medications or other drugs. She has been taking regular perinatal vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and E, as directed by her personal obstetrician. The mother denies

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