Great Cases from the JDD: Wound Healing Using Reflectance Confocal Microscopy
Wound healing
Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (RCM) is a new noninvasive skin imaging modality that is comparable to traditional histopathology. Authors Radhika Srivastava BA, Catherine Reilly BS, Gina Francisco MBS, Hamza Bhatti DO, and Babar K. Rao MD present serial in vivo RCM imaging of an atypical nevus after shave excision over a 1-month period. Findings on RCM images are consistent with the inflammatory, …
Great Cases from the JDD: Using Carbon Dioxide Laser to Ablate Porokeratosis Lesions
Porokeratosis With Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser
Authors Julie K. Nguyen MD, Silvia Mancebo MD, Brady Bleicher MD, and Jared Jagdeo MD MS present a case report of a patient with localized porokeratosis lesions on the face and extremities. Brought to you by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a product of SanovaWorks. Introduction Porokeratosis is a disorder of epidermal keratinization that encompasses multiple clinical variants based on d …
Sneaky Cases of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
allergic contact dermatitis
by Caroline Laggis, MD on
We all think about allergic contact dermatitis when a patient presents with a classic well-demarcated distribution of eczematous, pruritic rash. But under what other clinical scenarios should we consider the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis? At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, Dr. Jonathan Zippin discussed three different clinical conundrums that should …
Challenging Cases in Skin of Color Patients
Skin of Color
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
This year at the 17th Annual Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC), Dr Amy McMichael presented the audience with new pearls of advice on how to approach and diagnose complex medical dermatology cases in patients with skin of color. During her session, she addressed the important need for providers to be able to recognize disease in patients of all races. The majority of the glob …
A Spectrum of Skin Tones: An Interview with Drs. Vatanchi & Carrington
A Spectrum of Skin Tones
by Madeline Brown, BS on
Skin of color is often interpreted simply as “non white” when in fact it should be viewed as a variety of hues on a spectrum. It is important for dermatologists to be equipped with the necessary skills to treat an array of skin tones because one finite mistake can cause unfavorable results depending on the amount of pigment in a patient’s skin. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Marjon V …