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Pyoderma Gangrenosum Occurring in the Setting of Hypercortisolism

Pyoderma Gangrenosum Occurring in the Setting of Hypercortisolism Associated With Adrenocortical Adenoma: A Pathophysiological Paradox Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a challenging, rare, ulcerating skin disease characterized by neutrophilic abundance and absence of infection, often associated with systemic diseases. JDD authors Chapman Wei, Elizabeth Hazuka, Peter DeRosa, Jill M. Paulson MD, and Adam J. Friedman MD …

September 2021 JDD Issue | Special Focus on Aesthetics

With a special focus on aesthetics, the September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding editorial line-up with original articles, features and case reports on topics ranging from soft tissue fillers, non-surgical eyebrow rejuvenation, new topical treatment for keloid scars to mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic causing undesirable post-operative complications and everything …

Topical Cannabinoids for the Management of Psoriasis Vulgaris

Authors Adam J. Friedman MD, Kimia Momeni BS, and Mikhail Kogan MD present a case of a young man with psoriasis managed with topical cannabinoids. Introduction The interest in use of medical cannabis for chronic dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne has been growing mostly owing to rapidly emerging decriminalization across the country …

August 2021 JDD Issue | Special Focus on Psoriasis

With a special focus on psoriasis, the August issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding editorial line-up with articles, features, and case reports on topics ranging from antihistamines in psoriasis, facial erythema in rosacea, management of AKs, to herpes zoster following COVID-19 vaccination, cutaneous angiosarcoma of the scalp, and everything in between! Straight …

Temporal Suspension Flap for Malar Defects

BACKGROUND The upper lateral cheek bears unique and distinct local characteristics that are key features in facial aesthetics and functionality. Its main landmarks are the lower eyelid, the lateral canthus, and the temporal hairline. When contemplating treatment options for defects in this area, the surgeon should take into consideration the possible effects of the reconstructive …

Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Dermatology 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 …

Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone

Pediatric lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a clinical variant of lichen planus (LP) that can lead to scarring hair loss without prompt intervention. While various therapies exist, intralesional and topical corticosteroids remain the mainstay of treatment in pediatric LPP. Refractory cases may require systemic therapies, selection of which may prove challenging due to the lack of …

The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Dermatology 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 …

Evaluation of a Skin of Color Curriculum for Dermatology Residents

Introduction The term “skin of color” generally refers to individuals from a broad group of racial and ethnic backgrounds including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, Latinx, American Indian, and Pacific Islander, as well as those of mixed race.1 According to the U.S. Census, the population will increase to comprise over 50% persons of color …

July 2021 JDD Issue | Special Topic: Skin of Color

With a special focus on patients with skin of color, the July issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology is packed with outstanding articles, features, and case reports on topics ranging from OTC therapies for hair grow and choosing the right sunscreen in communities of color, to evaluation of a skin of color curriculum for …