An expert in pediatric eczema offers insight on alternative eczema therapies to which he gives a “thumbs up,” “jury’s out” and “thumbs down.”
Hyperhidrosis is thought to be an adult condition, but children can present with it as well, a fact that clinicians should be cognizant of, so they can identify it and treat it.
Therapeutics is one of the most significant challenges in pediatric dermatology. Children have been identified as “therapeutic orphans”, with few options that have FDA-approved pediatric indications. Access to new and novel treatments like biologics is especially limited. Supportive legislation, beginning with the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (bpca.nichd.nih.gov), has marked the dawn of a new era.
Researchers at Dartmouth College have discovered that BRAFV600E, often found in metastatic melanoma, is capable of modifying normal cells surrounding the tumor to encourage disease progression.
A nonablative fractional laser improves the appearance of mature burn scars, according to results of a recent study.