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Skin microbiome: More fragile, less diverse in urban areasThe decrease in the diversity of skin microbiome in megacities may contribute to a higher incidence of skin diseases in more urbanized environments, researchers report.
Neurologic changes that stem from biologic therapyPhysicians should be aware of the warning signs that a biologic agent could be to blame when patients experience subacute or rapidly progressive neurologic changes, researchers say.
When flushing is more than embarrassmentAcute or irregular flushing may signal a more serious health condition, say researchers who list 14 questions physicians should ask patients complaining about unusual flushing.
Dupilumab controls atopic dermatitis symptoms in patients with asthmaAdults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis with comorbid asthma experience the same improvement in disease signs and symptoms with dupilumab treatment as those without asthma, according to pooled data from two large phase three clinical trials.
The atopic march strides toward eosinophilic esophagitisEczema, food allergy, and asthma independently and cumulatively increase the risk for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to findings presented at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and World Allergy Organization Joint Congress in Orlando.
Is it skin psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis?A small study shows that ultrasound may be a viable diagnostic tool to determine whether patients have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, Italian researchers report.
Common Staph strain on skin protects against skin neoplasiaA strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis, a common microbe on healthy human skin, produces a chemical compound that has the ability to impair growth of skin neoplasia, researchers have found.
Shift to short chain fatty acids in the skin may explain AD lesionsAlterations in lipid metabolism can be detrimental to skin barrier function leading to atopic dermatitis, researchers have found.
Isotretinoin therapy for acne still on trackReview provides solid, reaffirming scientific data in support of using the medication for acne.
Acne in pregnancyTreating acne in pregnancy requires familiarity with FDA medication categories and having thorough discussions with patients

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