Ask a Mentor: On Managing Advanced Cutaneous Malignancy and High-Risk Skin Cancers in Immunocompromised Patients
Dr. Vishal A. Patel
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We are excited to announce our Next Steps mentor for the month of February: Dr. Vishal Patel. In this monthly Ask a Mentor segment, we identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology to answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise. If you have questions about advanced cutaneous malignancy management, specifically high-risk squamous cell carcinom …
Pediatric Dermatology – Friday Pop Quiz 2/1
congenital absence of skin
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You are called to the neonatal intensive care unit for evaluation of a newborn with congenital absence of skin on the lower extremities as illustrated in the figure. The most likely associated defect is: A.) Collagen IV B.) Collagen VII C.) BPAG1 D.) BPAG2 E.) Alpha-6-beta-4-integrin To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here. Test your knowledge at Derm In-Re …
Practical Dermoscopy: Part 2
vessel morphologies
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Introduction Dermoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy, epiluminoscopy or skin surface microscopy, is an important way to visualize subsurface structures in the epidermis and dermis. Part one of this article focused on the evaluation of pigmented lesions, and the second installment below will review the different vessel morphologies and patterns along with discussing specific findings …
Primary Cicatricial Alopecias in Black Women
Alopecia
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Hair Apparent: A Multi-Part Series on Hair Disorders - Part II Dermatology residents from throughout the Washington DC area recently convened at the Georgetown University MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hair Disorders Symposium, where distinguished experts in the field of hair disorders discussed the evaluation, work-up, and treatment of a wide variety of alopecias and scalp disorders. A treas …
Overcoming Barriers to Dermatological Treatment
dermatological treatment
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Skin conditions affect tens of millions of people across the United States with symptoms that range from purely cosmetic to downright painful—and in some cases lethal. In addition, skin conditions can signal deeper problems. For example, patients with psoriasis are at a higher risk because of associated comorbidities such as chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes, renal disease, and rheumatic disea …