Jeff Donovan, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Trichomycosis Axillaris (trichomycosis palmellina, trichobacteriosis palmellina, trichomycosis nodosa, trichobacteriosis axillaris, Paxton’s disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Trichomycosis axillaris is often asymptomatic. However, patients may report sweaty malodorous armpits, and some may be aware of nodules or concretions on the axillary hairs. Similar nodules may present on the pubic hairs (trichomycosis pubis). Discolored axillary sweat may stain…

Loose Anagen Syndrome (pluckable hair, loose hair syndrome, loose anagen hair syndrome, syndrome of loosely attached hair in childhood)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The typical patient with loose anagen hair syndrome is a young, healthy, fair-haired girl, seen with her parents regarding the concern that her hair “does not grow long” or “rarely needs to be cut” (Figure 1). Girls with the syndrome…

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