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CLINICAL

Appreciating the role of microbial communities on the skinMicrobial colonization in the development of inflammatory conditions and immune-mediated conditions is a hot research topic, and new dermatologic therapies can potentially result from greater understanding of the role of microbial communities on the skin and in the gut.
Survey puts spotlight on a big problem for children with eczema: BullyingMany children with eczema suffer from bullying because of the skin condition. A new survey reflects what children and caregivers are experiencing, beyond the itch.
Alternative approaches for psoriasisFor patients who need or want alternative approaches for treating psoriasis, balenotherapy, curcumin, indigo naturalis, fish oil supplementation, and dietary control may provide effective relief, either alone or as integrative therapy.
Can costs be contained?There’s a lot of blame to go around when it comes to why drug costs are rising in dermatology. We’ll let the research do the finger pointing.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorPediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities when these present in skin of color and lighter-skin children. But there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types. An expert discusses how treatments should be approached.
Restoring the balance: skin microbiome in atopic dermatitisResearch has demonstrated that staph aureus is in increased supply on the skin of atopic dermatitis patients coupled with less overall diversity in the number of bacteria on their skin, suggesting therapies that achieve balance in the skin microbiome could help to manage atopic dermatitis.
Update on pediatric acne treatmentsDividing the pediatric population into three age groups helps streamline effective treatment for acne.
'Forgotten' systemic drugs for psoriasisWith the recent discoveries of immunologic pathways leading to psoriasis, clinicians are likely to discount older general immunosuppressive agents in favor of newer larger molecules like biologics that provide better targeted therapy.
August Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsIn this edition of Clinical Considerations, we examine the benefits of the dermatoscope, caring for psoriasis patients, and treating AK patients.
Pattern distinguishes atopic, contact dermatitisPart of the management of contact dermatitis is identifying the offending agent through patch testing and eliminating contact with the offending agent.

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