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Smooth plaques change color and size
Smooth plaques change color and sizeA 56-year-old woman with a history of celiac disease visited her doctor after a number of firm, smooth plaques developed over the course of a couple of weeks. They started out as yellow/pink and changed to a red color and became painful and pruritic. She noted that the lesions seemed smaller in the morning and increased in size during the day. She was also experiencing joint pain.
Checkpoint inhibitors flourishKey publications from the past year have enhanced our understanding of immunomodulatory drugs for advanced and metastatic skin cancers. Others could portend significant practice changes in areas such as sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, says one dermatologist
IL-31 at center stageA novel interleukin (IL) antagonist currently in phase 2 studies could advance the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to dermatologist.
Biosimilar familiarity expandsDermatologists and some psoriasis patients might soon grapple with switching from a biologic to a biosimilar.
Atopic dermatitis comorbiditiesEmerging data suggest that atopic dermatitis is not just a skin disease. In terms of its impact on the whole patient and its potential for multi-organ involvement, it is a systemic disease, according to one dermatologist.
Teledermatology viable for skin cancer diagnosisTeledermatology may play a role in skin cancer diagnsosis, an accumulating body of literature indicates, says one dermatologist.
SKs concern patientsA recent study suggests patients are bothered by seborrheic keratoses and are inclined to want the lesions removed. Dermatologist Gary Goldenberg talks about a new option in the pipeline and how best to treat these lesions with available therapies.
Reduce flank fat without pain, downtimeNonthermal pulsed ultrasound (UltraShape, Syneron Candela) treatments significantly reduce flank fat, without pain, downtime and apparent risks, according to a study.
Spironolactone safe and effective for adult female acneMany dermatologists use spironolactone as a treatment in conjunction with traditional therapies, birth control and other hormonal modalities to help with the hormonal component of acne in adult women.
A tiered approach to managing acneThe goal of a tiered approach to acne is to improve both the patient’s acne and quality of life, while promoting responsible use of antibiotics.

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