Judy Wismer

Judy Wismer
McMaster University | McMaster · Division of Dermatology

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Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare dermatologic condition manifesting as sterile, rapidly progressing painful skin ulcerations. It is commonly associated with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease. This case report illustrates a severe case of post-surgical pyoderma gangrenosum (PSPG) following bilateral deep inferior epigastric...
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Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive malignancy. Survival can be increased with the combination of BRAF and MEK inhibition. BRAF inhibitor-induced cutaneous toxicities can be attenuated with MEK inhibition. Here, we describe the first reported case of a patient with metastatic melanoma who developed granulomatous dermatitis and erythema induratum w...
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Contact allergy in children was previously considered to be uncommon. However, data from the last decades have shown an increase in its prevalence, which is thought to result from more frequent exposure to allergens at a younger age, new trends in body piercing, use of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, and participation in sports and hobbies. F...
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Background: Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare drug eruption presenting with an acute, extensive formation of nonfollicular sterile pustules on an erythematous and edematous base. Typically, the rash is accompanied by fever and leukocytosis, with spontaneous resolution in < 15 days. The incidence of AGEP is estimated at on...
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Background: The incidence of melanoma continues to rise in the developed world. It is therefore essential for primary care practitioners (PCPs) to be able to discriminate between malignant and benign cutaneous findings, as most patients present to PCPs first for examination of suspicious lesions. Objective: To compare dermatologists and PCPs in...
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Background The incidence of melanoma continues to rise in the developed world. It is therefore essential for primary care practitioners (PCPs) to be able to discriminate between malignant and benign cutaneous findings, as most patients present to PCPs first for examination of suspicious lesions. Objective To compare dermatologists and PCPs in the...
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The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing annually in Canada and patients present to nondermatologist groups (NDGs) first to have suspicious lesions examined. To determine the ability of Canadian NDGs in the recognition and management of melanoma. A survey of 25 malignant and benign skin lesion photographs was distributed to dermatologists...
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Background The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing annually in Canada and patients present to nondermatologist groups (NDGs) first to have suspicious lesions examined. Objective To determine the ability of Canadian NDGs in the recognition and management of melanoma. Methods A survey of 25 malignant and benign skin lesion photographs was...
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Fewer dermatologists than other clinical specialists are entering and being retained as physicians in the Canadian medical workforce. Studies suggest that dermatologist numbers may influence skin disease outcomes. No study has questioned whether the number of clinical dermatologists can influence academic productivity. To quantify the correlation o...
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Background Fewer dermatologists than other clinical specialists are entering and being retained as physicians in the Canadian medical workforce. Studies suggest that dermatologist numbers may influence skin disease outcomes. No study has questioned whether the number of clinical dermatologists can influence academic productivity. Objective To quan...
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Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) is a rare granulomatous disorder characterized by giant cells in the dermis phagocytosing damaged elastin fragments. We report a case of a 71-year-old man presenting with erythematous plaques in predominantly sun-exposed areas. A diagnosis of AEGCG was made based on the clinical and histologic pictur...
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The Canadian dermatology undergraduate curriculum was reviewed in 1983, 1987, and 1996. All surveys revealed the limited amount of time dedicated to dermatology in the undergraduate curriculum. This survey was designed to obtain current information regarding undergraduate dermatology teaching in Canadian medical schools. A survey was sent electroni...
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Xanthoma disseminatum is a rare non-Langerhans' histiocytosis of older children and adults with characteristic lesions involving the skin, mucous membrane and occasionally internal organs. We describe a case, presenting in infancy, with unique clinical features. The patient presented at 8 months of age with skin lesions subsequently found to have h...
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The histopathologic hallmark of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is collections of malignant T cells in the epidermis. The mechanism(s) involved in the T-cell localization is unknown, however recent evidence suggests that cytokines play a role. Since Interleukin-8 functions both as a leukocyte and lymphocyte chemoattractant, we measured IL-8 expression in...

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