Stevens–Johnson Syndrome & Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Stevens–Johnson Syndrome & Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is named for the physicians who first reported an acute, immune-mediated condition that affects the skin and…

Digeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) – causes, symptoms, & pathology

Digeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) – causes, symptoms, & pathology

The name DiGeorge syndrome isn’t the most descriptive name, which is why it’s often also referred to as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is actually pretty descriptive, and describes a condition in which a small portion of chromosome 22 is deleted, which causes a bunch of developmental abnormalities and complications. Alright so our chromosomes are composed…

Acupuncture for Psoriasis

Acupuncture for Psoriasis

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an affliction of the skin that is the result of inflammation, although the exact underlying cause is unknown as of 2011. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions, including skin conditions such as psoriasis, by inserting…