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Case of the Month Charles Crutchfield

Man with groin rash that won’t go away. What is your diagnosis? Crutchfield Dermatology Case of the Month.

A 64 year old man presented with a diagnosis of tinea cruris. He said that he had been treating it for 3 years without resolution. He reported using at least 3 different prescription anti-fungal creams and for the past 5 months and used a different prescription cream called triamcinolone. He reports little to no pruritus. …

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Case of the Month Charles Crutchfield

An infant with papules and pustules on feet. What is your diagnosis? Dr. Crutchfield’s Case of the Month

11-month-old infant presents with pruritic crusted papules and pustules on feet, as seen in the picture. Also hand and axilla involvement. A teen cousin visiting for the summer has a similar rash, and both are very pruritic. Here is a picture of a mineral oil scraping I took through the microscope ocular with my cell …

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Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology. One of the most challenging and common problems in skin of color are skin disorders that effect the intensity of skin color. Some diseases make skin lighter and other skin diseases make the skin darker. For example babies when …

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo – What is It?

Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology. Today we are talking about Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin condition that occurs in all people but is most noticable in patients with tan, brown, or dark skin.

Macular Hypomelanosis

Midline Hyperpigmentation & Macular Hypomelanosis

Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology. Today we are going to talk about two conditions– Midline Hyperpigmentation and also Macular Hypomelanosis. Two crazy long terms but you’ve seen them. They are real common. Often the central chest area can be slightly lighter in color than …

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Recognizing and treating Molluscum Contagiosum

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?  Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection that produces small, flesh-colored, dome shaped bumps that can often become irritated or painful. They may appear to have a shiny surface in a small central indentation, or white core. Why should I care about Molluscum Contagiosum? Molluscum Contagiosum is a benign condition that will spread …

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