Arthritis – Friday Pop Quiz 10/21/2021
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A 25 year-old previously healthy man presents with the skin findings shown, urethritis, and one month of peripheral arthritis. Which of the following is true regarding this condition? A. Females and males are equally affected B. A chronic deforming arthritis occurs in 20% C. TNF-alpha inhibiting agents have no role in the treatment of this condition D. Patients must have urethritis …
Oral Glycopyrrolate for Hyperhidrosis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Glycopyrrolate for hyperhidrosis
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Hyperhidrosis affects up to 4.8% of people in the United States, causing significant impacts in patient quality of life.1 Often times, the etiology of symptoms cannot be identified, resulting in a subset of disease termed “primary hyperhidrosis.” Symptoms may be focal or generalized. Because there is a scarcity of FDA-approved treatments for primary hyperhidrosis, treatment often requires a mu …
Cosmeceutical Recommendations for Diverse Skin Types
cosmeceuticals
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At the 2021 Skin of Color Update, Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, Director of the Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology,  delivered an excellent talk on cosmeceutical recommendations for patients with diverse skin types, a personal favorite subject of hers. Catch the pearls of her talk here! Hot Topics  in Cosmeceuticals Topical Cannabinoids – The skin has it …
Fifty Years of Minocycline and Its Evolution: A Dermatological Perspective
MINOCYCLINE
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2021 is the 50th anniversary of the FDA approval of minocycline (MCN). While many other antibiotics have become obsolete during this time, MCN continues to be quite useful. In dermatology, MCN is used prominently in acne vulgaris, and is also employed in many other dermatological conditions because of its molecular and pharmacological properties. In this article, we review the history of minocycli …
Pruritic Dermatitis – Friday Pop Quiz 10/15/2021
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A 57 year-old-female is post-op day 2 from a knee replacement. Dermatology is consulted for the dermatitis seen here. It is pruritic, and has not responded to 1% hydrocortisone. What is the most likely etiology of the physical findings? A. Allergic contact dermatitis to a soap or other topical application B. Irritant contact dermatitis due to excessive rubbing during the cleansing proces …