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Dupilumab Treatment for Prurigo Nodularis and Pruritis
Prurigo Nodularis
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Authors Ross Tanis MD MS, Katalin Ferenczi MD, and B Michael Payette MD MBAB present a case where they demonstrated that treatment of Prurigo Nodularis (PN) with dupilumab significantly decreased pruritis and the size and number of new lesions after 2 months of treatment. INTRODUCTION Prurigo nodularis is an intensely pruritic disease in which dome-shaped papulonodules result from chronic scr …
JDD September Issue Highlights
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Here are the highlights from the September issue of JDD!   For African American women, concerns about facial aging may be more about pigmentary concerns and shifts in underlying soft tissue volume in Understanding the Female African American Facial Aesthetic Patient.     Authors evaluate long-term safety and efficacy of ATX-101 for submental fat reduction in ATX-101 (Deoxycholic Ac …
Battling Neuropathic Scar Pain With Botulinum Toxin
Botox for scar pain
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Abstract Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) is a neurotoxic protein that prevents the release of neurotransmitters from presynaptic nerves and has shown promise in treating neuropathic pain. Recently, BTA has been used to treat painful keloids and scars. We present a patient with refractory neuropathic pain in a normotrophic spread-scar treated with the injection of BTA. A 47-year-old Caucasian female …
Nailing Down Internet Based Information on Onychomycosis
JDD August Podcast
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Podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Shari Lipner, associate professor of dermatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and international nail expert extraordinaire, to discuss the accuracy and quality of internet based information on Onychomycosis.  Dr. Aaron Fong, PGY-3 dermatology resident at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health …
Ostraceous Psoriasis Presenting as Koebner Phenomenon in a Tattoo
Psoriatic lesions
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Authors Jacob Reinhart MD, Matthew Willett MD, and Neil Gibbs MD present a case of psoriatic lesions precipitated by an upper arm tattoo. Psoriasis is a common dermatologic condition with a variety of morphologic presentations. These variations include the less common hyperkeratotic form, psoriasis ostracea, defined as having pronounced adherent scales resembling an oyster shell. Of the ostrace …