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Corns and Calluses (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

corns and calluses, tyloma, heloma, clavus, sore toe, knot

Authors and Editors

Author: Philip A. Radovic, DPM, FACFAS

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Bradley E Chatlin, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Erik D Barton, MD, MS, Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.

REFERENCE:

Dockery, G. Dock. Cutaneous Disorders of the Lower Extremity. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1997.


Last Editorial Review: 1/6/2012

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