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Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res
A 66-year-old male presented with a one-month history of persistent pruritic eruptions distributed mainly on the trunk. A punch biopsy from the left upper abdomen revealed focal acantholytic dyskeratosis with mixed inflammatory infiltrate in the dermis composed of numerous eosinophils. Grover's disease was diagnosed based on the clinical and histopathological findings. Appropriate treatment was initiated but failed to relieve symptoms of itchiness. A further investigation of the hair follicles under mineral oil preparation revealed an infestation of pediculosis pubis. Subsequent treatment with Ivermectin and permethrin cream led to the complete resolution of his symptoms. This case report highlights an unusual and first documented case of Grover's disease with a concomitant infestation of pediculosis pubis. To date, no reported cases in the literature have associated Grover's disease with pubic lice infestation. However, there are three reported cases of concurrent scabies and Grover's disease in the literature. This rare case underscores the clinical value in further investigating treatable underlying conditions in patients with suspected transient acantholytic dermatosis.
Gehan “Gigi” Pendlebury is an aspiring military dermatologist, commissioned Navy ensign (ENS), and student doctor at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. ENS Pendlebury serves in the United States Navy Medical Corps Reserves. She follows her calling to serve current and past military service members with the utmost quality of care using a whole-person approach. ENS Pendlebury obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in public health and criminology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research background includes undergraduate research activities in public health and clinical psychology. Her more current research has focused on military dermatology, interventional pain management, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans and military service members. She has presented research in other areas of dermatology including a novel, comprehensive dermatological review on COVID-19-related cutaneous manifestations. She just released a new publication titled, Dermatological Conditions Among Military Service Members: A Comprehensive Review and Treatment Recommendations for Deployment. Further research interests include operational dermatology, teledermoscopy, and integrative dermatology. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine and seeking the root cause of healing. She enjoys CrossFit, outdoor exercise, spinning, and most importantly, spending quality time with her family and pets.