David J. DiCaudo, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

David J. DiCaudo

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Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Coccidioidomycosis is a deep fungal infection associated with diverse cutaneous findings. Dermatologic manifestations may be the initial signs of the infection and are important clues to the diagnosis. What you should be alert for in the history? A key point in the patient’s history is travel to or residence…

Annular Elastolytic Giant Cell Granuloma

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) is characterized by smooth-surfaced annular plaques with raised red borders and central hypopigmentation, occurring mostly on sun-exposed areas of the head, neck, and upper extremities. (Figure 1) Papular and reticulated variants have also been described. Lesions are usually…

Necrobiosis Lipoidica (Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic features on physical examination Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) typically presents on the anterior tibial areas and ankles as firm smooth annular plaques. The peripheral rims of the plaques are red, violet, or brown, and the atrophic central portions are often yellow or pink (Figure 1, Figure 2). Varicosities and…

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