Dermatology

Understanding, diagnosing pediatric psoriasis phenotypesA pediatric dermatologist addresses important differences in children with psoriasis, versus adults.
A comparison of plaque psoriasis biologics and biosimilarsSwitching from originator to biosimilar shows no significant impact on drug survival in plaque psoriasis, but outcomes differ, researchers report.
Antibiotic resistance in acne: Avoid monotherapyA recent review supports AAD and EADV calls to limit antibiotic use in acne, and to further study the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
Isotretinoin requires caution in acne fulminansExpert panel offers guidelines for diagnosing and treating acne fulminans and its variants.
Combination topical appears effective for subclinical actinic keratosis treatmentCombination of fluorouracil and salicylic acid may be an effective field treatment for subclinical actinic keratoses lesions.
Balancing ethics, finances, morals and patient preference in actinic keratosis follow-upDermatologists who suggest low-risk actinic keratosis patients come back annually for disease management might experience kickback from patients, who fear they need more frequent care for their precancerous skin condition.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IECThe International Eczema Council (IEC) is recommending that the routine use of systemic corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis be discouraged and instead, it should be reserved for special circumstances.
Revised melanoma staging criteriaStaging system is derived from a new dataset of patients from 10 cancer centers around the world. Dermatologists should consider AJCC tumor characteristics as well as other factors in risk assessment, counseling, and follow-up plans for patients. Update takes effect in January 2018.
Common terms in skincare marketing: Hypoallergenic fragranceHypoallergenic fragrance is a term that may actually have some dermatologic relevance. Since the term literally means reduced allergy, not the absence of allergy, it can be used loosely.
SLNB for melanomaBiopsy can differentiate risk level for patients, but selectively indicated