Dermoscopy can provide extra clues.

Half a year after medical procedures, streaks of pigment had appeared within the scar, creating a striated pattern . The pigmentary changes had remained confined and stable to the scar for at least two years. Epidermis biopsy showed intensive dermal scarring with overlying epidermal hyperpigmentation and melanin pigment in the superficial dermis. No melanocytic proliferation or atypia were present .. A scar with striated pigmentation The diagnosis of pigmented lesions is a daily challenge in general practice. Dermoscopy can provide extra clues, but requires significant knowledge. This series will help you hone your skills. Case presentation A 29-year-old guy had had a benign mole taken off his upper back three years prior to the recent consultation. The mole have been eliminated by shave cautery and biopsy, but it had subsequently recurred.Through the ACT NOW program, Accredited Asthma/Respiratory Educators will offer support and education about asthma and respiratory allergy symptoms in English and French to people who get in touch with the ASC’s Support Collection via telephone or email (). The free service shall be obtainable across Canada as of March 1, 2011. ‘The Society is receiving a growing number of enquiries about respiratory allergies, how exactly to control and deal with them, what medications can be found, how to utilize them correctly and what potential triggers might be,’ said Christine Hampson, President and CEO of the ASC. ‘We are simply responding to a demand that’s obviously out there. The ACT NOW program is the first step towards helping these social people.’ Related StoriesMayo Clinic research analyzes asthma outcomes after patients stage down daily medicinesSMU and University of Maryland experts awarded NIH grant to fight pediatric asthmaResearchers compare effectiveness of combination therapy for black patients with asthmaThe system also contains a website is made possible by a limited educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline Inc..