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 …
Widespread Skin Necrosis Secondary to Gemcitabine Therapy
Skin Necrosis
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INTRODUCTION Cutaneous side effects are relatively common in chemotherapy but vary in frequency and severity depending on the medication, dose, duration, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Gemcitabine, a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue, is a common oncologic agent used in the treatment of a variety of malignancies such as cancers of the head and neck, lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic …
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Presenting as Androgenetic Alopecia in an African American Woman
African American Woman with frontal fibrosis alopecia
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Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a primary lymphocytic cicatricial alopecia that is currently regarded as a variant of lichen planopilaris. FFA has historically been considered rare in black patients, in whom traction alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, and androgenetic alopecia are frequently assumed to be more common. JDD author Kimberly Huerth, MD, ME describes a case of FFA …
What’s New on the Vitiligo Treatment Horizon
New Vitiligo Treatments
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Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. John Harris, Vice-Chair of Dermatology and Director of the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, on new vitiligo treatments in the horizon. Watch as he shares recent discoveries that have influenced the way that we diagnose and manage pat …
A Closer Look at a Multi-Targeted Approach to Hair Loss in African American Women
Hair Loss in African American Woman
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Hair loss is a common problem that spares no gender or ethnic group. As we know, there are differences in straight and curly hair including follicle shape, growth rate, and density.2Similarly, there are also differences epidemiologically in what types of hair loss are more commonly seen in different ethnic groups, as well as how it’s diagnosed and treated.2 JDD authors Cheryl Burgess MD, Wendy R …