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JDD March 2021 Issue Highlights: From OTC Products for Acne to MMS for Genital Skin Cancer
JDD MARCH 2021 ISSUE
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The March issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from OTC products for acne to Mohs Micrographic Surgery for genital skin cancer. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Advisors agreed that OTC products and skincare recommendations, in addition to the use of prescription medications, …
Severe Oral Mucositis: A Rare Adverse Event of Pembrolizumab
Oral Mucositis
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Treatment of malignancy with anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) immune checkpoint inhibitors can cause mucocutaneous side effects resulting from T cell activation. Due to their recent development, the full side effect profile remains to be fully elucidated, however dermatologic adverse events are most common. The main oral toxicities of these immune checkpoint inhibitors include: xerostomia, dysg …
Lessons from the Skin Microbiome: Innate Immunity, Skin Disease, and COVID-19
skin microbiome
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
While I was beginning the process of “scrubbing in” to assist in the hemicolectomy case as an intern, I carefully squeezed the anti-septic chlorhexidine-soaked sponge and watched the brown solution drip its way down my forearms. I continued the ritual by cleaning under the fingernails and on every plane of the fingers, hands, and forearms multiple times. After all; “Clean Hands Save Lives, …
JDD February 2021 Issue Highlights: From Acne and Depression to “Inflammaging”
Acne
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The February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from acne and depression to "Inflammaging. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Efforts are needed to implement a clinically useful definition of moderate plaque psoriasis in Dermatologists’ Perspectives on Defining Moderate Ps …
Rapidly Enlarging Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor
Trichilemmal Tumor
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Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumors are rare adnexal neoplasms that most commonly occur on the scalp in elderly women. These tumors are associated with recurrence and even nodal or distant metastatic spread. Here, JDD authors describe a 38-year-old patient who presented with a scalp nodule that was diagnosed as a high-grade malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor. Introduction Th …