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Morphea, a condition sometimes referred to as localized scleroderma, is an inflammatory disorder that occurs in children and adults, with prevalence in females, which leads to the formation of sclerotic plaques in the skin. Although the cause of morphea is not well understood, it is thought to be an autoimmune condition in which environmental and…

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Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease, that usually presents with symmetric progressive muscle weakness and/or characteristic skin findings. Its cause is not well understood, but symptoms can be triggered by malignancies like ovarian or breast cancer, medications, or infections. Dermatomyositis is most common among females, and it favors a bimodal age distribution (juvenile and adult). Typical…

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Winter Skin Tips

Winter can tend to wreak havoc on our skin, becoming dry, itchy and irritated. This means, skin care that may work for you in the summer, may not be ideal for you in the winter.  Below are some tips to help your skin survive the season. Cut down on using your retinoid if you are…

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Livedo Reticularis

Livedo reticularis (LR) is a bluish-purple discoloration that presents with a net-like pattern on the skin of the arms, legs, buttocks, or back. Livedo reticularis can be classified as Idiopathic (ILR), which usually disappears with rewarming of the skin, or as Secondary or Symptomatic (SLR), which is a manifestation on the skin of more serious…

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Raynaud Phenomenon

Raynaud phenomenon (RP) occurs when our body experiences an exaggerated response to exposure to cold or stress, presenting with well-demarcated color changes on the fingers or toes, that can vary from white, to blue, to red. Raynaud phenomenon can present as an episodic attack or as persistent or repeated vasospasm. On an episodic attack, the…

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Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma Annulare (GA) is a benign skin condition that may affect children or adults, and is more prevalent in females than in males. This disorder is usually self-limiting, and its cause is not completely understood. GA is sometimes associated with diabetes or malignancy, especially when found in older adults.   GA can present in different…

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Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that typically presents as red bumps on the face or body, which eventually form blisters that burst and scab, creating a distinctive honey-colored crust. It usually starts when bacteria enter healthy skin through any small opening, like a scrape, cut, or bug bite. The most common types of bacteria…

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Seborrhea on the Scalp

Seborrhea on the scalp is a chronic and relapsing form of dermatitis, with variable severity, that frequently occurs in children and adults. It is estimated that seborrhea may affect about 3% of the population, being more prevalent among men than women, and worse during periods of stress and cold weather. Dandruff is the most common…

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Badia - Dermatologist and Pediatrician in Fort Myers, FL

Anais Aurora Badia MD, D.O, F.A.A.D

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist
Vedvyas - Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon in Fort Myers, FL

Chetan Vedvyas, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board-Certified Dermatologist
Basile - Plastic Surgeon in Fort Myers, FL

Andrea Basile, M.D.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Wilentz - Dermatopathologist in Fort Myers, FL

Robb E. Wilentz, M.D.

Board-Certified Anatomic Pathologist & Dermatopathologist
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