Derm Topics

Patient Buzz Series: Skin Bias in Dermatology
Skin bias in dermatology
by Allison Sit on
The topic of disparities in the dermatologic care of skin of color is now receiving national attention in the consumer press. Articles in this month’s Patient Buzz address questions, including: Is skin bias in dermatology endangering people of color? Why are dermatology images not more diverse? What should Black patients know before their next dermatology visit? Don’t be caught off guard wi …
Skin Lesions – Friday Pop Quiz 9/18
Buttonhole sign
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Which of the following findings can be elicited during examination of these widespread skin lesions? A. Buttonhole sign B. Dimple sign C. Crowe's sign D. Darier's sign E. Pseudo-Darier's sign 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. …
Patient Buzz: Teen Skin Care
Teen skin care
by Allison Sit on
Seventeen recently wrote an article sharing skin care advice dermatologists give their own teens. For expert advice on how to counsel teens in caring for their skin, I consulted dermatologist Candrice Heath, MD, assistant professor at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Dr. Heath is board-certified in dermatology, pediatrics, and pediatric dermatology. What are the most impo …
Skin Microbiome and Acne: Connecting the Dots
Skin Microbiome and Acne
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO on
When we think about skin, a few things come to mind: protection, temperature regulation, sensation. However, there is growing interest in the microbiome of the skin. Our skin flora can be likened to an invisible ecosystem. Similar to fingerprints, it is unique to each individual. The complexity of the skin microbiome is continuing to be researched. This research is paving the way to improve our un …