Author | Ted Rosen, MD

Articles

Ectoparasite Bites from a Kitten

October 16, 2012

The morphology and distribution of these lesions is characteristic of ectoparasite bites, which occur when a human carries a pet-usually a kitten or puppy-as if the animal were a human newborn baby.

Life-Threatening Fungal Infection Following a Motorcycle Accident

September 18, 2012

The black, hard center represents an eschar. This type of morphology is almost always caused by a virulent organism-bacterial or fungal. Biopsy showed non-septate hyphae within the dermis, and a culture grew Mucor species (a saprophytic soil fungus).

Life-Threatening Dermatologic Disorders in Infants and Children: Part 1

August 24, 2012

Not all patients with life-threatening dermatologic disorders are sick enough or symptomatic enough to go to the emergency department. . . some may come to your office with what may look like a relatively benign lump or bump. Yet within a few hours, such lesions can cause significant morbidity or even death.