Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Endothrix
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Endothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft and do NOT fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Endothrix: “TV’s in the House” T. tonsurans T. violaceum T. schoenleinii Click HERE to print your mnemonic card.   Study More! Need a refresher on Dermat …
More than Splitting Hairs: Diagnosing Alopecia in Skin of Color
Alopecia in SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Just as hair types often differ among different ethnicities, the prevalence and presentation of dermatological diseases affecting the hair and scalp can also be diverse. These are attributed to innate hair shaft differences, hair styling practices, genetic influence, and inflammatory co-morbidities.  Differentiating scarring alopecia from other types of hair loss is especially critical in develop …
Cicatricial Alopecia – Friday Pop Quiz 11/27
cicatricial alopecia
The best diagnosis of this type of cicatricial alopecia shown in the image is: A. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus B. Lichen planopilaris C. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia D. Pseudopelade of Brocq E. Alopecia mucinosa To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.  Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review.  A product of SanovaWo …
Glycopyrronium Tosylate Cloth for Hyperhidrosis Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Qbrexza Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Blair Allais, MD on
Hyperhidrosis affects approximately 4.8% of the U.S. population1 and causes patients significant psychosocial distress. Patients are looking to maximize non-invasive treatment options while avoiding systemic side effects. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at glycopyrronium tosylate cloths. [caption id="attachment_11862" align="alignleft" width="1934"] Click ima …