Derm Topics

Prenatal Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 1/27/2023
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
A 35 year-old woman in her late third trimester of pregnancy presents to the office for an acute rash that started on her abdomen as seen in the picture below. What do you need to council the mother regarding the effect that this rash may have on the fetus? A. Increased risk of prematurity and small-for-gestational age B. No effect C. Increased risk of stillbirths D. Increased risk …
Doxepin Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Michael J. Visconti, DO on
As dermatologists, pruritus (or itch) is one of the most frequent symptoms that we encounter. The broad spectrum of itch severity in patients with various dermatologic conditions suggests a need for a host of “tools” or medications that dermatologists should have in their toolbox. In this publication, we continue our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series by highlighting the uses of Doxepin in dermato …
Applying the Psoriasis Guidelines to Practice
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Next Steps in Derm and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, in partnership with the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) and Physicians Resources,  interviewed Dr. April Armstrong (Professor of Dermatology and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Keck School of Medicine at USC) on applying the psoriasis guidelines established by the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psor …
Keloids | Medical & Procedural Treatment Strategies
by Joyce Cheng, MD on
Patients with skin of color are at significantly higher risk of developing keloid scars compared with their fair-skinned counterparts. At the 2022  Skin of Color Update, Dr. Eva Kerby, Assistant Dermatology Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Maritza Perez, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut, shared their pathogenesis-informed medical and procedural treatment strat …
Skin Pustules – Friday Pop Quiz 1/20/2023
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A patient comes in with the rash pictured below consisting of pustules in an annular or polycyclic configuration. What type of paraproteinemia can this disorder be associated with and thus a workup should be initiated for? A. IgG kappa B. IgG lambda C. IgA D. IgM E. IgD To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.    Brought to you by our brand …