Derm Topics

Suncare Sundays: UV Index Explained
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Do you know what your Ultraviolet Index is today? Ultraviolet index (UV index) is a measure of the strength of the sun’s harmful rays at a particular place and time.  The higher the number, the greater the chance of sun damage.1  UV Index was developed by Canadian scientists in 1992 and standardized by the UN’s World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization in 1994.  U …
Superficial Folliculitis – Friday Pop Quiz 7/30
superficial folliculitis
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A 28-year-old male presents with follicular pustules on the upper trunk and mid-chest. Many of the lesions are arising on an erythematous base. On exam, you notice the eruption favors areas with terminal hairs and is also present on the scalp and beard, buttocks and lower extremities. You suspect he may have superficial folliculitis. What is the most common cause of this condition which would …
Social Significance of the Eyebrows and Periorbital Complex
eyebrows
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If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the eyebrows must surely be the frames, shaping the face and giving definition to the eyes and forehead. Many women spend a great deal of time maintaining the appearance of the eyebrows, via plucking and shaping, cosmetics, or even surgical implants. Historically, fashionable trends revolved around thickness, hue, and the shape of the arch; and there is no …
Spontaneous Eruption – Friday Pop Quiz – 7/23
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What is the most likely diagnosis in an otherwise well appearing 3-year-old child with a spontaneous eruption of the rash seen below? A. Pityriasis rosea B. Erythema dyschromicum perstans C. Café-au-lait macules D. Pigmentary mosaicism E. None of the above To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review …
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris
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Pediatric lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a clinical variant of lichen planus (LP) that can lead to scarring hair loss without prompt intervention. While various therapies exist, intralesional and topical corticosteroids remain the mainstay of treatment in pediatric LPP. Refractory cases may require systemic therapies, selection of which may prove challenging due to the lack of data regarding pediatr …