Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Lower Extremity Skin Manifestations

April 22, 2016

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is dedicated to pathological skin conditions of the lower extremity. Various topics from plantar verrucae, psoriasis, fungal infections, hyperhidrosis, and melanoma lesions are well covered in a comprehensive manner by our expert Guest Editor, Dr Vlahovic and invited authors.

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Melanoma of the Foot

April 13, 2016

Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer that is responsible for most skin cancer deaths globally.

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Importance of Vehicles in Topical Treatment of Fungal Infections

April 6, 2016

Topical drug therapies are commonly used to manage dermatologic diseases and their manifestations in the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Compared with systemic treatment, topical drug delivery provides 2 notable benefits in the management of skin diseases.

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Adverse Drug Reactions of the Lower Extremities

March 29, 2016

Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a common cause of dermatologic consultation, involving 2 to 3 per 100 medical inpatients in the United States. Female patients are 1.3 to 1.5 times more likely to develop ADRs, except in children less than 3 years of age, among whom boys are more often affected. Certain drugs are more frequent causes, including aminopenicillins, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

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The Human Papillomavirus and Its Role in Plantar Warts

March 29, 2016

Viral warts or verruca pedis (plantar warts) are common skin conditions seen in both children and adults. Human papilloma virus (HPV), a DNA virus, is responsible for plantar verrucae.

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Plantar Hyperhidrosis

March 26, 2016

Plantar hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating on the soles of feet, can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and emotional well-being. Hyperhidrosis is divided into primary and secondary categories, depending on the cause of the sweating, with plantar hyperhidrosis typically being primary and idiopathic

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Cutaneous Markers of Systemic Disease in the Lower Extremity

March 26, 2016

The skin of the lower extremity can be a helpful diagnostic tool for systemic disease. Diabetes, renal disease, genetic disorders, and even cancer can have cutaneous manifestations in the legs and feet; moreover, proper diagnosis can facilitate earlier treatment of these diseases and not only clear up the skin symptoms but also bring about resolution of the systemic disease causing them

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Dermatologic Concerns of the Lower Extremity in the Pediatric Patient

March 26, 2016

As the largest organ in the body, skin can prove the most daunting to diagnose and manage due to the large number of conditions and their uncanny ability to have similar qualities visually. Skin can reflect current trauma or infections or can be a harbinger of an underlying systemic disorder.

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Onychomycosis

March 26, 2016

Onychomycosis is the most common nail disease seen in podiatric practice.

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Common Fibular Nerve Compression

February 18, 2016

This article thoroughly describes the clinical examination and treatment of common fibular (peroneal) nerve compression. Aspects discussed include the anatomy of the nerve, cause of entrapment, symptoms associated with impairment, and a surgical approach to decompress the entrapped nerve.

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