Do you know what Degos disease looks like, and do you know any patients? We have a registry of only 35 worldwide and need to find more. Research is being undertaken in Germany and in the US, with biobanks in Berlin and NIH. Patients are asked to complete a (voluntary) […]

Degos Support Network

koebner phenomenon
The Koebner phenomenon also called Koebner response, isomorphic¬†phenomenon, and isomorphic response belongs to the well-known entities of dermatology and is closely related to the person who first described it. The term Koebner phenomenon is used to describe the appearance of typical skin lesions of an existing dermatosis at sites of […]

The Koebner Phenomenon

Chemical Peel with Salicylic Acid 1
The property of salicylic acid to cause exfoliation of the stratum corneum makes it an efficacious agent for peeling. Also the comedolytic property of salicylic acid makes it an effective peeling agent for patients with acne vulgaris. This paper reviews the available data and literature on salicylic acid as a peeling agent and its possible indications.

The Salicylic acid peel

Magnet on the skin
Here is an interesting case report [1] of a mechanic with metallic foreign bodies detected by a surface scan with a magnet. There is an image in the article that shows a magnet hanging from his finger where a foreign body was identified. He¬†should be careful during the screening in […]

Magnet hanging on the skin