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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    hi guys .. i'm studying for step 1 now and im doing dermatology rotation so if anyone can recommend a good book for dermatology .. it will be great .. thanks
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    in derma video conrad says bullous pemphigoid can be due to antibody against desmoglien. isnt that wrong coz in step 1 i read bullous pemphigoid is antibody against hemidesmosome which has intermediate filament to Integrins. i think antibodies against desmoglien should be restricted to only...
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    Let's attach here pics or just post about dermatologic conditions that we find hard to recognize, always miss in questions or just find interesting. Met interesting one while doing rheumatology: Keratoderma blenorrhagicum: skin lesions on palms and soles, may spread to scrotum, scalp and...
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    Is a biopsy required for lichen sclerosis to rule out dysplastic changes?
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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but the best method of protection from non melanoma skin cancers is decreasing sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM, while the best method for preventing melanoma is wearing protective clothing? (This is what i've gleaned from 2 questions in UW and i'm not sure if i...
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    What is the difference between cellulitis and erysipelas ? :confused:
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    A 45-year-old man presents to his primary care physician with a complaint of patchy dry areas on his skin. After several trials of skin emollients and corticosteroid therapies without improvement, the lesions are biopsied by a dermatologist. Pathologic examination reveals a monoclonal population...
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    Patient 42 years with 5 days history of skin eruption involving the hand and soles (no other information)dx? Erythema mutiforme Fixed drug eruption Pytriasis rosea i forget the last answer :o
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    Hi.. UW tells us that topical retinoids will treat mild acne and topical antibiotics should be added for moderate acne and MTB 2 shows the opposite treatment. What should i answer when i get that question in my exam?
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    does any one know how to differentiate between them esp when patient is in shock ? thanks.
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    friends, in uworld, bleeding skin ulcer have been related to both basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. now ,the q comes what is most likely dx ? how to differentiate then ? they wont mention induration for scc or rolling\telangiectasia for bcc... just ulcer which has now begin to...
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    Can anyone tell me how to differentiate between the two. Does erysipelas always occur only on the face ?
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    A 55-year-old woman is evaluated in the office for what she believes is toenail fungus. She is interested in treatment. She is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. On physical examination, thickened and dystrophic nails are noted on each of her largest toes. The remainder of the...
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    A 76-year-old man is seen in the office for a routine physical examination. He is healthy and has no complaints about his health, takes no medications, and does not smoke or drink alcohol. Until he retired 5 years ago, he was a farmer. On physical examination, several darkly pigmented lesions...
  16. USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces
    Most rashes don't involve hands and feet. If an acute illness with rash involves hands and feet, think of Syphilis (secondary) Rocky mountain spotted fever (centrifugal rash) Coxsackie virus (hand, foot and mouth disease)
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    what is doc for furuncle oral penicillin [oral drug for MSSA ] or TMP-SMX [ oral drug for MRSA ] if q comes, both listed, what would be the ans?
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    Friends, is this info correct? are dysplastic nevi monitored clinically? I was under the impression that we should punch biopsy it! :notsure:
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    A 58-year-old man is evaluated in the office for an enlarging dark mole on his back. One of its borders bleeds occasionally. He feels well and has no history of rash, trauma to that area, or skin cancer. The skin examination findings are shown (Figure). Which of the following is the most...
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    A 30-year-old obese woman comes to the emergency department complaining of four days of progressive pain, swelling and redness of her right leg. She has no obvious trauma or insect bites. She does not use tobacco, alcohol or illicit drugs. Her temperature is 38 TC ( 1 03 .O.F), pulse is 1...
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