Derm Topics

The Many Faces of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
by Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAAD on
Unique characteristics of Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) range from hair breakage and thinning to follicular dropout and scarring to pinpoint papules within areas of new onset scarring. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a progressive scarring alopecia affecting 3-6% of middle-aged, almost exclusively, Black women. CCCA classically presents as a patch of hai …
Simple Ways Dermatologists Can Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
equity diversity and inclusion
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Omar N. Qutub (founder of his private clinic Defining Dermatology in his native Portland) about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Watch him unveil three simple ways clinicians can take action to help transform the face of dermatology.  Further Reading If you would like to read more …
Foot Lesions – Friday Pop Quiz 9/23/2022
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Which of the following best describes the image of the bottom of this foot? A. Pitted keratolysis B. Tinea pedis C. Diffuse palmoplantar keratoderma D. Basal cell nevus syndrome E. Arsenical keratosis 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 SanovaWorks. …
Intralesional Methotrexate & 5-Fluorouracil for Keratoacanthomas | Cheat Sheet
keratoacanthomas
by Vishal A. Patel, MD | Michael J. Visconti, DO on
Keratoacanthomas are a low-grade, well-differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma. Characteristically, their abrupt-onset and crateriform microscopic findings assist with their differentiation from more aggressive squamous cell carcinoma. While surgical treatment remains a viable and appropriate option for their management, clinical scenarios (described below) may portend to better outcomes …
Mohs surgery – Friday Pop Quiz 9/16/2022
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This patient calls the night before his Mohs surgery and is wondering whether he needs any antibiotics before his procedure tomorrow because he had knee replacements 3 months ago. Which of the following is the appropriate response? A. Advise him that he does not need any antibiotics B. Prescribe Cephalexin 2 gm PO x 1 an hour pre procedure C. Prescribe Clindamycin 600 mg PO x 1 an hou …