Reversible Hair Loss in Lichen Planopilaris | Great Cases from the JDD
LICHEN PLANOPILARISINTRODUCTION Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a cicatricial alopecia that presents with patchy or diffuse hair loss at the vertex or parietal scalp. Although there is no gold standard therapy, most interventions are immune modulating and aimed at reducing inflammation and terminating the scarring process to prevent further fibrosis.3 Even amongst patients who respond to therapy, hair loss at alopeci …
The “Flolan Rash” | Great Cases from the JDD
Flolan RashINTRODUCTION Epoprostenol (Flolan) is a last-resort intravenous (IV) medication for the treatment of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Cutaneous adverse events of Flolan are well-known by pulmonologists, though lacking in dermatologic literature.1 We report an extensive near erythrodermic appearing asymptomatic eruption following long-term use of epoprostenol. This characteristic and …
Flolan Rash
Great Cases from the JDD: Wound Healing Using Reflectance Confocal Microscopy
Wound healingReflectance 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, …
Wound healing
Great Cases from the JDD: Using Carbon Dioxide Laser to Ablate Porokeratosis Lesions
Porokeratosis With Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide LaserAuthors 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 …
Porokeratosis With Ablative Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser
Sneaky Cases of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
allergic contact dermatitisWe 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 …
allergic contact dermatitis

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