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I Don’t Take My Hair for Granted Now

There was a point in my life where I got very depressed because of my hair. That may sound pretty silly, but it was still valid for me. My hair was gorgeous at one point, very thick and long. I took such good care of it, but then it started thinning. I did not even know that was possible. I thought that since I had thick hair, it would stay thick for the rest of my life. That is not true though. I finally saw an aesthetic doctor in Singapore when I started seeing my scalp, which is something that I never thought I would see.

I had done my research on thinning hair, which is how I knew what type of doctor I needed to see. Continue reading “I Don’t Take My Hair for Granted Now”

Make the Diagnosis: Pigmentation Changes in a Young Woman with T1D

(MedPage Today) — A 17-year-old woman with a history of type 1 diabetes went to her dermatologist after she noticed that the skin on the back of her hands was changing color. Her normally dark-skinned hands now had hypopigmented patches. It seemed to happen slowly over several months, but now there was no mistaking the change. The lesions were not accompanied by any other physical symptoms.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Difficulty Walking, Petechiae, & Other Issues in a Boy with Autism

(MedPage Today) — A 5-year-old boy previously diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder was brought to the pediatrician after he started limping and sometimes refused to walk at all. He seemed to bruise easily, and his parents noted petechiae on his legs. They reported that sometimes his gums bleed when he brushes his teeth. Over the past three months, he had only been interested in eating a very small variety of foods. His parents were concerned that due to his autism spectrum disorder he was losing developmental milestones.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: At Least this Groom Doesn’t have Cold Feet

(MedPage Today) — Just a few days after returning from his honeymoon at a Brazilian beach resort, a 29-year-old man went to his primary care doctor complaining of extremely pruritic toes and feet. After he started scratching, he noticed some small black dots, umbilicated papules, and crusts on the soles and at the tip of his toes under the nail. He had been finding it uncomfortable to walk since the last day of the trip.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology