Whitney A. High, Author at Renal and Urology News

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Amoebiasis (amoeba cutis, acanthamoebiasis, entamoebiasis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What to be alert for in the history Amoebiasis, in particular, amoeba cutis is a rare and unusual disease that exists chiefly as a disease of the tropics. The condition is extraordinarily unusual in the United States except in a returning traveler, and the infection should be suspected principally…

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, scleromyxedema-like illness of renal disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) has a strong association with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media during periods of either recognized or unrecognized, acute or chronic, renal insufficiency. The absence of exposure to gadolinum-based contrast material and/or the absence of signficant renal…

Gyrate erythema (superficial or deep) (figurate erythema, annular erythema, reactive erythema, annular erythema, erythema perstans, erythema gyratum perstans, erythema gyratum repens, Darier erythema, erythema figuratum perstans, erythema annulare centrifigum [EAC], Erythema marginatum rheumaticum [EMR], Annular erythema of childhood)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Gyrate erythemas (also known as figurate erythemas) represent a family of related skin conditions that occur chiefly as a reactive process. In other words, the gyrate erythemas represent a visible cutaneous manifestation of a larger hypersensitivity process, infectious process, paraneoplastic process, or other systemic metabolic and/or homeostatic disturbance. Characteristic…

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