PRP for Scarring Alopecia Due to Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)
PRP
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JDD authors Hannah Polster MD, Karen Kagha MD, and  Janiene Luke MD report a case of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of scarring alopecia due to discoid lupus erythematosus. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of plasma from a patient's blood containing platelets up to 7 times higher than normal plasma.1 Originally indicated to improve connective tissue regeneratio …
The Many Faces of Vitiligo
VITILIGO
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, showcases side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, …
What’s New in the Cosmetic Dermatology Toolbox
Cosmetic Dermatology
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Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr.  Susan Weinkle about how the cosmetic dermatology field has grown thanks to a better understanding of patients' needs. Watch as she describes how products are being used in different and safer ways, and how as new products are being introduced in the market, dermatologists are now able to …
Nodule – Friday Pop Quiz 6/24/2022
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A biopsy is performed of this nodule to confirm diagnosis. Which of the following media should be used to transport this specimen to the lab? A. Ethanol B. Formalin C. Glutaraldehyde D. Michel transport medium E. Normal saline To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review.  A product of Sano …
Oral Glucocorticoids for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
Glucocorticoids
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are prescribing oral glucocorticoids for psoriasis despite awareness of risks of life-threatening generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and erythrodermic psoriasis (EP). A recent survey of dermatologists published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found 18% of respondents occasionally prescribe oral glucocorticoids to patients with psoriasis, typically 1-5% of the time. Those wh …