From Port-Wine Stain Treatments to Bovine Colostrum, Telomeres, and Skin Aging
Port-Wine Stain
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The May issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features dermatology articles on topics ranging from treatment updates on Port-Wine stain to the protective effect that liposomal bovine colostrum exerts on skin aging using telomere length as an aging biomarker. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Authors analyze extrusion forces of various produ …
Tumor Mutations – Friday Pop Quiz 5/14
Tumor Mutations
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This tumor commonly results from mutations in p53. Which of the following is correct? A. It is the most common type of skin cancer in Caucasians B. Oral variants most commonly present on the dorsal tongue C. It is typically less aggressive in patients with CLL D. plant patients have a 10-fold increased risk of developing this tumor E. Tumors arising within scars/chronic ulcers h …
Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: Treatment Algorithms
lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia
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Dr. Jerry Shapiro, or the “Lord of the Hair” (as described by ODAC conference co-chair Dr. Adam Friedman) provided us with an A to Z overview of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planopilaris (LPP) as well royalty-worthy pearls and treatment updates. Before we start, here are my favorite quotes from Dr. Shapiro, which also serve as a great summary of his wonderful lecture: “Fro …
Prescribing Isotretinoin for Transgender Patients
isotretinoin for transgender patients
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Case Scenario A 26-year-old patient presents to the dermatology clinic with severe nodulocystic scarring acne. The patient identifies as a transgender male and notes that he has been receiving hormone replacement therapy for the past 4 years with weekly intramuscular testosterone injections. He has not had any gender-affirming surgeries and reports being currently amenorrhoeic. He is curren …
Patient Buzz Series: Chlorophyll for Acne?
Chlorophyll for Acne?
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This month’s Patient Buzz includes several articles about the TikTok trend of drinking chlorophyll water to treat acne. Should dermatologists recommend chlorophyll water to their acne patients? Are there dietary changes patients should make to naturally increase their chlorophyll intake? Find out what your colleagues say about the latest TikTok trend – as well as other dermatology trends …