Dermatology

The evolution of psoriasis from skin to heart diseaseMounting clinical evidence points to a need for tighter disease control in psoriasis patients, says Dr. Alexander Egeberg.
AAD meeting preview for atopic dermatitis treatmentsNew data and status updates for atopic dermatitis treatments in clinical trials will be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in San Diego this week. In this article, we offer some highlights.
The effect of antibacterials on the skinThe microbiome is one of the most popular areas of skin research at present. Many dermatologic diseases are accompanied by abnormal microbiomes beginning with atopic dermatitis, says Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos in her monthly column, Cosmetic Conundrums.
Test may reduce the need for liver biopsies in psoriasisA JAMA Dermatology study raises the possibility of adopting the NASH FibroSure test to detect hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients and minimize the number of liver biopsies.
Changing perception increases medication adherenceFear associated with perceived pain from injectable biologics has been shown to be successfully addressed by employing anchoring bias interventions, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.
Stem cell transplant offers long-term hope for severe scleroderma patientsAn intensive stem cell transplant regimen achieved better survival as compared to cyclophosphamide treatment for patients with severe scleroderma, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Biomarkers may predict chronic urticaria resolutionChronic urticaria is associated with a low resolution rate, but researchers writing in JAMA point to biomarkers that may help predict the likelihood of resolution.
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What's your diagnosis? (February 2017)
What's your diagnosis? (February 2017)During a 10-year-old girl’s annual physical, her mother asked about her daughter’s thinning hair along her frontal and temporal scalp. Over the past few months, she thought it had been looking patchier – almost like she had started balding – but she thought her daughter was too young for that condition. The child didn’t have any lesions or scarring visible on her scalp. She was so proud of her beautiful hair and all the different kinds of braided hairstyles she could wear that her mother didn’t want her start feeling badly about how it looked. (Photo courtesy of ©VisualDx 2017)