Topical Cannabinoids for the Management of Psoriasis Vulgaris
Cannabinoids for Psoriasis
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Authors Adam J. Friedman MD, Kimia Momeni BS, and Mikhail Kogan MD present a case of a young man with psoriasis managed with topical cannabinoids. Introduction The interest in use of medical cannabis for chronic dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne has been growing mostly owing to rapidly emerging decriminalization across the country and impressive commercially driven popu …
Direct Immunofluorescence – Friday Pop Quiz – 8/20/21
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Similar lesions are present on the contralateral leg, and this patient also reports joint pain and tarry stools. A biopsy for direct immunofluorescence is most likely to show which of the following? A. IgA deposition in the dermal papillae B. Perivascular IgA deposition C. Perivascular IgG deposition D. Linear IgA deposition along the basement membrane zone E. Linear IgG deposit …
Paradigm Shifts in Lab Monitoring
Lab Monitoring
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How to Mitigate Risk without Compromising Care If you were to counsel a patient on every possible risk of a given medication, it would be a long list of extreme and rare potential outcomes and almost certainly leave the patient in doubt whether it is safe even to take. Frequent lab monitoring has been common practice and often used to reduce the perception of risk with systemic medication …