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Generalized fixed drug eruption following Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccination [Case Report]

Kabir, Soodeh; Feit, Eric J; Heilman, Edward R
Fixed drug eruption is a cutaneous drug reaction which recurs at the same site when the individual is exposed to the causative drug, characterized by single or multiple round sharply demarcated erythematous-to-violaceous patches. Here, we report a patient with generalized non-bullous fixed drug eruption following mRNA-based Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
PMID: 36514459
ISSN: 2050-0904
CID: 5476972

Electrosurgical debulking of pretibial myxedema of the foot [Case Report]

Alia, Erisa; Feit, Eric J; Levitt, Jacob Oren
Pretibial myxedema or thyroid dermopathy constitutes dermal deposition of mucin, primarily hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate. It is a manifestation of autoimmune thyroiditis, seen more in Graves disease than in Hashimoto thyroiditis. The time delay from treatment of hyperthyroidism to appearance of localized myxedema varies from one month to 16 years (mean 5.13 years). Despite a variety of therapeutic options, failure and relapse rates are high. Therapeutic options reported in the literature include compression, topical and intralesional corticosteroids, oral pentoxifylline, octreotide, rituximab, plasmapheresis, and high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin. We share our experience in two patients who were treated with electrosurgical debulking of selected longstanding myxedematous lesions, with one positive result and one negative result.
PMID: 30865416
ISSN: 1087-2108
CID: 5476962

Treatment of Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris with Adalimumab: A Case Report

Kaminetsky, Joshua R; Feit, Eric J; Ungar, Jonathan P
ISSN: 2574-1624
CID: 5476982

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Palsy in the Beach Chair Position

Holtzman, Ari J; Glezos, Christopher D; Feit, Eric J; Gruson, Konrad I
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE:To report on the prevalence of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) palsy in patients who had undergone shoulder surgery in the beach chair position and to identify patient and surgical risk factors for its development. METHODS:We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 397 consecutive patients who underwent either open or arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the beach chair position by a single surgeon. Patient demographic and surgical data including age, gender, weight, body mass index (BMI), diabetes, procedure duration, and anesthesia type (general, regional, regional/general) were recorded. LFCN palsy symptoms were recorded prospectively at the initial postoperative visit and identified clinically by focal pain, numbness, and/or tingling over the anterolateral thigh. RESULTS:The median patient age was 59.0 years and consisted of 158 males (40%) and 239 (60%) females. Five cases of LFCN palsy were identified for a prevalence of 1.3%. These patients had a higher median weight (108.9 kg vs 80.7 kg, P = .005) and BMI (39.6 vs 29.4, P = .005) than the patients who did not develop LFCN palsy. Median age, gender, diabetes, and surgical time were not significantly different between the groups. All cases resolved completely within 6 months. CONCLUSIONS:LFCN palsy after shoulder surgery in the beach chair position in our study has a prevalence of 1.3%, making it an uncommon complication. Patients with elevated BMI should be counseled about its possible occurrence after shoulder surgery in the beach chair position. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE/METHODS:Level IV, prognostic.
PMID: 28969950
ISSN: 1526-3231
CID: 5476952