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Say Ahh … Part 2

The tongue has many stories to tell. Sometimes they’re benign, sometimes not. Can you tell which is which?

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Lesions of a Sensitive Nature

These dermatologic disorders of the vulva and vagina may present considerable challenges. Can you distinguish one from another?

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Roots, Fruits, Shoots—and Drugs

For centuries, humans have sought relief from disease and pain by using bark, seeds, and other parts of plants. Did you know that some of these...

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Not-So-Mellow Yellow

Is it the liver? Cholesterol? Genetics? Whatever the cause, a yellowish cast to a lesion, skin, or eyes is a signal for investigation.

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Lesions Sing the Blues

If you’ve seen one bluish purple skin lesion … you haven’t necessarily seen them all. Can you differentiate these pigmented patches?

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Leaves of Three

Poison ivy is similar in appearance to several common plants, but the pruritic, erythematous rash it can produce in those who unwittingly make...

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A Paler Patch of Skin

Although health risks are uncommon with hypopigmentation, disfigurement and major psychologic effects are not. Can you find the answer to these...

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The Kiss That Keeps on Giving

Herpesviruses are highly contagious through contact with saliva and other secretions; there is no cure and some can recur. Can you identify these...

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Reading Between the Lines

Sometimes lesions arrange themselves in a linear fashion—which narrows down the differential. Can you identify these orderly cutaneous...

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Of Macules and Melanocytes

These patients are puzzled by the spots on their skin. Can you connect the dots to make the diagnosis?

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