Dermatology

Atopic dermatitis and psoriasis as a spectrum conditionThinking of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as a spectrum, rather than separate diseases might lead to better understanding, and potentially better treatments.
Ocular comorbidities associated with atopic dermatitisOcular comorbidity risk is already high in patients with atopic dermatitis and may increase even further as biologic agents are introduced, a study shows.
Psoriasis patient point of view
Psoriasis patient point of viewSurvey highlights the challenges of controlling psoriasis flares.
Study characterizes safety of pediatric psoriasis treatmentsA retrospective review of pediatric patients treated for psoriasis with systemic agents provides much needed insight about the safety and tolerability of these medications.
First childhood eczema, then adult-onset atopic dermatitisAdult AD may be influenced by childhood eczema, though most adults have no memory of childhood eczema.
Chest actinic keratoses responds to low-level ingenol mebutate topicalA lower level concentration of ingenol mebutate gel for the chest significantly reduces actinic keratosis lesion counts without severe side effects, a study shows.
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosisConventional photodynamic therapy is highly effective for actinic keratoses, but daylight photodynamic therapy proves to be just as effective and more tolerable, a study shows.
Less isotretinoin monitoring?The lack of serious laboratory abnormalities in patients on isotretinoin suggests that reduced monitoring may suffice.
Isotretinoin may ameliorate depression symptomsPooled meta-analysis does not support association between isotretinoin treatment for acne and worsening of depression.
Diet and lifestyle factors may trigger psoriasisEnvironmental and lifestyle factors, such as certain foods and infections, may trigger onset of psoriasis and account for approximately 30% of the risk of the condition in people with a genetic preposition, research presented in London shows.