Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Sergio Vano-Galvan

Email: sergiovano@yahoo.es
MD, is a dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, Ramon Y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.

Chronic itch on the back associated with disc hernia A case study

Case studyA Mediterranean woman aged 70 years, presented with a 2 year history of continuous itch over the left scapula and upper back. She denied application of any topical product. She was...

Lesions on tattooed skin A case study

Figure 1. Papules on the tattooed skin of the patientQuestion 1What is the most likely diagnosis?Question 2What differential diagnoses would you consider?Question 3What is the mechanism of...

Multiple penile lesions A case study

Case studyA man, 34 years of age, presented with a 4 day history of painless ulcerative lesions on his penis. He was human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and had previously been well. He had...

Patchy hair loss on the pubis A case study

Figure 1a. An irregular patch of alopecia on the pubis with follicular hyperkeratosis and hyperpigmentation Figure 1b. Magnified view revealing decreased hair density, broken hairs with different...

Pretibial erythematous plaque in a young male

Figure 1. Erythematous plaque with cribriform erosions on its surfaceFigure 2. Poor response to topical antifungal treatmentFigure 3. The lesion appears necrotic 3 days postbiopsyQuestion 1What is...

Resistant itchy lesions in a young man

Figure 1. Scattered excoriated papules over the trunk and axillary foldsFigure 2. Scabby plaques in the interdigital web spaces of the handsFigure 3. Erythematous nodules and scratching lesions...

Skin rash associated with limb weakness

Case studyA man, 77 years of age, presented with haematemesis, abdominal pain and increasing limb weakness. He also had a skin rash on his chest and face. On further questioning, he revealed that...


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