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 Putting onychomycosis under the microscope
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, May 2014

Onychomycosis is the most common condition involving the nails and remains a clinical challenge for healthcare providers. It is a fungal infection of the nail unit that often results in discoloration, subungual debris, thickening, onycholysis, and dystrophy. Although often viewed as a cosmetic issue, it can precipitate other complications, such as pain, cellulitis, and bacterial infections.     

More on nail disorders...


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Sometimes an article or resource related to dermatology and skin care is one that is a definite “must-read!” More...

 Teledermatology: Virtual Access to Quality Dermatology Care and Beyond 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, November/December 2014 

Teledermatology is the treatment of skin disease whereby there is transfer of electronic medical information from one provider in one location to another provider at a different location. There are two primary forms of Telederm: store-and-forward method and live/real-time interactive dermatology, which are both discussed in this article. The potential benefits of teledermatology include increased healthcare system efficiency, reductions in patient wait time from evaluation to treatment, and improvements in overall patient access. 

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...

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Source: Jacob, S. & Admani, S. (2014). Irritant Dermatitis to Metal in a Child With Atopic Skin Disease. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, 6(5).   

Irritation to metal salts can worsen atopic skin disease in children. This is the case of a 9-year-old boy with pop-tab dermatitis on his upper lip.   


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