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Systemic conditions that can affect skinSkin can act as a window to a patient’s general health says a physician writing in the journal Medicine. Changes in the skin can signal underlying disease from lupus to gastrointestinal disease.
Predictors for successful actinic keratosis treatmentStrong predictors for achieving a favorable actinic keratosis treatment response from ingenol mebutate 0.015% gel are dermoscopic detection of red pseudonetwork lesions and facial location, a study shows.
Risk-factors for actinic keratosis 12-month turnoverIdentifying associations with actinic keratosis variability instead of prevalence can be used to closely monitor organ transplant recipients at increased risk of developing actinic keratosis, researchers say.
Coordinated care lessons in dermatologyCoordinated care is gaining ground in medicine because it helps defragment a fragmented system, says Dr. Lindsay Strowd. Patients with chronic conditions, such as psoriasis, tend to benefit most.
Insights to improve your psoriasis care planKnowledge of outcomes data, adverse events may help physicians formulate effective treatment strategies, Dr. April Armstrong says.
Laddered treatment for pityriasis rubra pilarisDiagnosing PRP is challenging because it can mimic eczema, psoriasis, or even ichthyosis. Biologic treatment for refractory cases considered, researchers said at AAD 2018.
Ustekinumab shows promise for reducing psoriasis-associated cardiovascular comorbidityInitial results of an investigator-initiated phase 4 trial suggest that blocking interleukin-12 (IL-12) and IL-23 may reduce cardiovascular inflammation associated with psoriasis, researchers reported at AAD 2018.
Methotrexate outperforms cyclosporine in atopic dermatitis studyThe duration of methotrexate administration proves to be longer than that of cyclosporine in atopic dermatitis, according to a small study that compared the two first-line immunosuppressive treatments for atopic dermatitis.
From new vaccines to the advent of new neurotoxinsPhysicians weigh in expectations for new developments within all facets of dermatology from pediatric dermatology to dermatopathology.
Transgender dermatology care faces unique challengesThe transgender dermatology patient may face a unique set of challenges doctors should be prepared to address, says Dr. Brian Ginsberg.

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