Benjamin Barankin, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Benjamin Barankin

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Favre-Racouchot Syndrome (Nodular Elastosis [Elastoidosis] with Cysts and Comedones, Senile or Solar Comedones, Smokers' Comedones)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Favre-Racouchot disease (FRD) is named after Favre and Racouchot, who described these lesions in 1932 and 1951, respectively. Clinical history is significant for extensive ultraviolet light exposure. Characteristic findings on physical examination Clinical presentation consists of a slow and gradual…

Down Syndrome

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Dr John Langdon Down first described Down syndrome in Britain in 1866. Almost a century later, Jérôme Lejeune in 1959 discovered the role of either a partial or complete third copy of chromosome 21 in this condition. This extra genetic material results from trisomy 21 (most common) chromosomal translocation…

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