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  • 6 Body Modifications: Dermatologic Risks and Adverse Reactions Body modifications/piercings have become increasingly mainstream over the past few decades. However, the risks of adverse events with these procedures may be overlooked or understated. Do you recognize the following body modifications and related potential complications?
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of 3 Cases and Palliative Care Metastatic breast cancer, or stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is incurable, with a low 5-year survival. Review the symptoms/signs of metastatic spread and 3 patient cases, as well as guidelines for, barriers to, and opportunities for improvement in palliative care.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron-Deficiency Anemia Iron-deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • 5 Common-to-Rare Infant Skin Conditions Most newborn rashes are benign and require no treatment. Other infant skin conditions, however, need extensive evaluation and close follow-up to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • Animal Bites: What You Need to Know Animal bites contribute significantly to US emergency department visits each year. Learn about the most common animal bites and their complications.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular injuries can be catastrophic and result in permanent vision loss. These 8 eye injuries require quick treatment to prevent devastating outcomes.
  • Hidden Heart Disease: Dermatologic Clues You Should Know Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these patients based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • Patient Simulation: A 63-Year-Old Woman With Breast Cancer A 63-year-old breast cancer survivor is worried about her mammogram results 3 years after breast-conserving surgery. What questions would you ask during a video visit with this patient?
  • Poisoning Clues on the Skin: 8 Cases Poisonings often manifest on the skin, with presentations that can provide vital diagnostic tips. Sinister or dangerous etiologies may be responsible for cutaneous signs. Can you correctly diagnose these 8 patients based on their dermatologic clues?
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Clitoromegaly, Amenorrhea, and Hair Loss in a 32-Year-Old A 32-year-old woman presents with hair loss on her scalp and a deepening voice. Her medical history includes hypertension. A pelvic examination reveals clitoromegaly. What's the diagnosis?
  • 12 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers You Need to Know Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common form of human neoplasia, with millions of cases diagnosed annually. Do you know which of these cases are most likely to metastasize?
  • When Jack Frost Bites: Hypothermia and Localized Cold Injury Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular, neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • 11 Community-Acquired Infections From the COVID-19 pandemic to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant disorders, community-acquired infections have gained increasing focus in the healthcare community and in the media.
  • Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management Options, and Mimics Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease that may be missed where it exists and misdiagnosed where it is not. Can you recognize the major psoriasis subtypes and distinguish them from other skin lesions?
  • 4 Technology Overuse Injuries You Should Know Technology overuse injuries are almost inevitable in the modern age, but the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resultant quarantines have led to even greater technology use, magnifying this effect. Learn about four technology overuse injuries and how to manage them.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Tattoos As the popularity of tattoos continues to increase, so do reports of complications and reactions. Are you familiar with conditions related to tattoos and tattoo removal? Take this short quiz.