JDD Corner

Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Podcast Recap

We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more than …

JDD November Issue Highlights: Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices

The November issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topics of Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices, featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights The Guest Editorial by Dr. Macrene Alexiades focuses on the growing body of objective quantifiable data …

The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Podcast Recap

A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients …

JDD October Issue Highlights: Special Focus on Atopic Dermatitis

The October issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology focuses on the topic of Atopic Dermatitis featuring an outstanding line-up of original articles. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Clinical Relevance of Skin Pain in Atopic Dermatitis discusses the clinical relevance of skin pain with respect to its experience, …

JDD September Issue Highlights

Below are the issue highlights for the September issue of the JDD. Randomized, Double-Blinded, Split-Face Study Comparing the Efficacy and Tolerability of Two Topical Products in Melasma compares a HQ-free, retinol-free cosmetic topical brightener and HQ 4% in patients with skin types III-VI. Complication of Soft Tissue Fillers: Prevention and Management Review highlights the various adverse …

Widespread Skin Necrosis Secondary to Gemcitabine Therapy

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, …

Erosive Pustular Dermatosis of the Leg

INTRODUCTION Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) is a rare inflammatory skin disorder typically of the scalp in older patients characterized by crusted erosions, sterile pustules, skin atrophy, and scarring alopecia.1-3 However, few cases of leg involvement have been reported.4 EPD of the leg (EPDL) has been associated with venous leg ulcers (VLUs), venous insufficiency, and skin …

JDD August Issue Highlights

Here are the issue highlights and Editor Picks for the August issue of JDD: Clearance of psoriasis leads to greater uptake of cosmetic procedures in Increased Trend of Cosmetic Procedures in Patients With Psoriasis Who Attain 75% or Greater Improvement. The Effect of Tildrakizumab on Cardiometabolic Two Phase 3 Trials (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2) …

Ocular Dermoid in Patient With Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome

CASE A 47-year-old woman presented for Mohs Micrographic Surgery for a biopsy-proven basal cell carcinoma involving the right nasal ala. The patient had a history of basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) and previous history of multiple basal cell carcinomas. On initial examination, the patient was noted to have a few scattered pearly molluscoid papules on …

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Presenting as Androgenetic Alopecia in an African American Woman

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 …