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  1. Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis

    The past decade has seen some promising advances in the treatment of psoriasis, specifically the use of biologic drugs. Learn more about how biologics work and how they are given.

  2. Meningococcemia

    Meningococcemia. Stellate necrotic areas on the legs of a child with meningococcemia.

  3. Melasma ('Pregnancy Mask') on Forehead

    An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma (also known as chloasma). This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face.

  4. Nail-Patella Syndrome

    Nail-patella syndrome. This entity, also known as hereditary osteo-onychodysplasia, is a genetic disease linked to a mutation in the gene encoding transcription factor LMX1B, mapped on the long arm of chromosome 9 (9q34). The manifestations include fingernail dysplasia, absent or hypoplastic patellae, the presence of posterior conical iliac horns, and abnormalities of the radial heads. Patients are also at risk for kidney disease and glaucoma.

  5. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Scattered dark brown macules on the lips and buccal mucosa of a child with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. The pigmented macules on the lips may fade with time, but the intraoral pigmentation persists for life.

  6. Multiple Lentigines Syndrome on Back

    Picture of Multiple Lentigines Syndrome on Back

  7. Melasma ('Pregnancy Mask') on Cheek

    An example of hyperpigmentation is melasma (also known as chloasma). This condition is characterized by tan or brown patches, most commonly on the face.

  8. Phototherapy for Psoriasis

    Phototherapy -- exposure to ultraviolet light -- is a common treatment for psoriasis. WebMD explains.

  9. Lymphedema

    Lymphedema. Post-surgical swelling of the right arm compared to the left arm.

  10. How Is Ringworm Diagnosed?

    If you have a ring-shaped rash, you very likely have ringworm. Your doctor will be able to tell for sure.

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