A mother brought her 16-year-old daughter in for treatment of dark patches around her neck.  The mother initially thought they were due to poor hygiene but came to believe the patches resulted from hyperpigmentation. However, hydroquinone-containing bleaching creams were not helping at all. The condition had been present more than two years, and the mother reported her daughter experienced significant weight gain during the past three years. She was otherwise healthy.
Diagnosis: Localized Pustular Psoriasis of the Palms and Soles
A 54-year-old man presents with a four-day history of a rapidly enlarging, painful, draining nodulo-pustule on the side of his finger. He was unsure but said he might have cut it at work. The patient was on blood pressure medication but otherwise healthy. What is your diagnosis?
Presentation: A 5-week-old boy developed red papules and pustules on his face, most notably his cheeks. The lesions were first noted by the parents four weeks after birth.
Presentation: 12-year-old boy with itchy bumps after swimming at lake cabin. What is your diagnosis?
A 50-year-old woman presents for the evaluation and treatment of brown patches on her dorsal forearms. On examination, she has irregularly shaped brown patches on both forearms. She says these have been developing during the past several years.
What is the red, bumpy, painful rash on this boy’s face?
A 54-year-old woman complains of dry, cracked heels that worsen in the fall and winter. The condition has been recurrent for the past three to five years. Her mother had the same problem. The woman says her heels catch on her socks and stockings, causing tearing and bleeding. What is your diagnosis?
This 31-year-old man has a four-month history of pruritic vesicles and crusts on his forearms, scalp, posterior neck and backside. He is otherwise healthy and takes no medications.
A day after a 22-year-old woman moved boxes in her garage, her finger is tender. She states that while moving boxes, “the edge of one of the boxes struck and pushed the edge of my skin hard where it meets the nail. It hurt for about 15 minutes and then went away. The next day when I woke up, it was very painful and looked like this.” (She texted in a picture with her smartphone.) She was otherwise healthy and taking only a multivitamin and OCPs.
Minnesotans are lauded for their stoic, Scandinavian toughness, but it’s not always an advantage. University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians) shoulder and elbow orthopaedic surgeon Alicia Harrison, M.D., remembers her first conversation with a Minnesotan farmer who had been referred to her.
Anger, anxiety, depression, fear, resentment and other psychological factors can prevent individuals with chronic pain from optimally responding to rehabilitation. Physicians’ Diagnostics & Rehabilitation Clinics (PDR) recently established a program that helps patients identify and overcome the thoughts and feelings that prevent them from enjoying the full benefits of rehabilitative therapy.
As healthcare providers go the extra mile for their patients, a client-focused wealth management firm does the same for physicians, partnering to help them realize their financial goals and retire on their own terms.
HealthEast Medical Laboratory (HML) is dedicated to providing physicians the most comprehensive, sensitive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing on the market.
Athletes who pass downfield in the fall, go for layups in the winter and pitch in the spring have become few and far between. Instead, multi-sport student athletes have gone the way of the specialist, training for, practicing and playing one sport year-round, which physicians at Twin Cities Orthopedics say is bringing more young athletes into their practice with overuse injuries.
The new Fairview Ridges Specialty Care Center extends clinical excellence and expands the availability of specialty care to meet the growing health care needs of patients in the south metro.
Colorectal cancer is the No. 2 killer cancer in Minnesota. While screening is proven to reduce mortality, statewide screening rates for colorectal cancer stood at 64 percent in 2011, according to MN Community Measurement.