Dermatology

Cutaneous Bacterial Infections

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Cutaneous Bacterial Infections Francisco G. Bravo The skin is the immediate interface between humans and their environment and serves as an effective barrier to a host of microorganisms that are…

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Cutaneous Protozoal Infections

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Cutaneous Protozoal Infections Francisco G. Bravo LEISHMANIASIS Definition and Epidemiology Leishmaniasis is defined as a cutaneous, mucocutaneous, or visceral anthropozoonotic disease, resulting from the inoculation of protozoa belonging to the…

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Cutaneous Mucinosis, Deposits, and Cysts

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Cutaneous Mucinosis, Deposits, and Cysts Shivani S. Patel Anna L. Grossberg Mark R. Wick Deposition Disorders of the Skin Several cutaneous deposition disorders may affect children. These can be grouped…

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Alopecia

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Alopecia Scott Walter Mary Barrett Lynne J. Goldberg Nonscarring Alopecia ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA Definition and Epidemiology Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is the most common alopecia in adults, can occur in children…

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Disorders of Hair, Adnexae, Nails, and Cartilage

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Disorders of Hair, Adnexae, Nails, and Cartilage Ifeoma U. Perkins Jarish Cohen Paradi Mirmirani TRICHORRHEXIS NODOSA Definition and Epidemiology Trichorrhexis nodosa (TN) is an inherited or acquired fragile hair shaft…

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Genetic Autoinflammatory Disorders

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Genetic Autoinflammatory Disorders Matthew D. Vesely Chyi-Chia Richard Lee Edward W. Cowen The concept of autoimmunity (horror autotoxicus) was initially proposed over a century ago by Paul Ehrlich to describe…

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Genetic Mosaic Disorders

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Genetic Mosaic Disorders Lihi Atzmony Keith A. Choate Mosaicism refers to the presence of genetically distinct cells within an organism that result from postzygotic mutation.1 In contrast to chimerism, in…

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Genetic Disorders of DNA Repair Mechanisms

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Genetic Disorders of DNA Repair Mechanisms Jennifer A. Day Adnan Mir XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM Definition and Epidemiology Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a group of genetically inherited defects caused by mutations in…

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Genetic Deposition Disorders

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Genetic Deposition Disorders Titilola Sode Adnan Mir LIPOID PROTEINOSIS Definition and Epidemiology Lipoid proteinosis (LP, hyalinosis cutis et mucosae) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by thickening of the…

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Genetic Disorders of Dermal Connective Tissue

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Genetic Disorders of Dermal Connective Tissue Adnan Mir Kevin Y. Shi EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME Definition and Epidemiology Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of diseases caused by hereditable anomalies of…

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