Severe Psoriasis Presenting in 3-Year-Old Child With Nail Dystrophy: Response to Biologic Treatment
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, affects about 2% of children. A small subset have isolated nail involvement refractory to topical treatment that can be disabling. The development of targeted biologic agents offers safe, effective options for children with moderate-to-severe skin and nail disease. A few are now Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for children. INTRODUCTIO …
Translating Psoriasis Guidelines into Practice
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by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
Before we dive into our discussion, let’s outline the Guideline-Based Approach to Treatment Selection. The International Psoriasis Council has divided psoriasis treatment classification into 2 groups: Patients who are a candidate for topical therapy, or Patients who are a candidate for systemic therapy Candidates for systemic therapy must meet at least 1 of the following …
The Utility or Lack Thereof of Skin Cancer Screening
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by Emily Murphy, MD on
Dr. Vishal Patel (Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences) gave a thought-provoking talk at the 2022 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference about something we do nearly every day as dermatologists – full body skin exams. He started by reviewing the rising epidemic of sk …
Foot Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 11/25/2022
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A 65-year-old patient presents with this painful, itchy rash on the right dorsal foot. The pain has made ambulating difficult. Prior unsuccessful treatments included topical betamethasone and clotrimazole. Based on the image provided, which of the following treatments have the highest cure rate? A. Oral itraconazole B. Oral terbinafine C. Topical ciclopirox nail lacquer D. Topical …
Best Practices for Developing Your Social Media Brand
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by Nishad Sathe, MD on
Social media has taken dermatology—like much of medicine—to a new level of connectedness with patients and the community. And with it, there are many new strategies to uncover to better understand how to build your brand. Here, we will review some of the lessons shared by Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali during his Skin of Color Update conference workshop on how to build your social media presence. A …