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JDD Buzz Series: Implicit Bias and Clinical Decision Making in Psoriasis

Do implicit bias and race-compliance stereotyping impact clinical decision making in psoriasis? A feasibility study published in the February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology sought to answer this question. To learn more about the key findings and takeaways, I interviewed one of the authors, Rithu Srikantha, MD, associate professor of dermatology at …

JDD February 2024 Issue Highlights

Explore the February 2024 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology! Discover groundbreaking research on topics such as novel treatments for melasma, advancements in psoriasis management, gene expression profile (GEP) testing for squamous cell carcinoma, pediatric vitiligo, and many more! Stay ahead of the curve with the latest insights from leading dermatology experts. Straight …

Multiple Halo Nevi Induced by Intense Sun Exposure

JDD authors  present the case of a 38-year-old male who reported to their practice with multiple newly developed halos around 26 existing nevi on his trunk. The halo nevi developed after the patient, who lived in the northeast, spent 2 months on a lake in Alabama, with intense heat and sun exposure. This case is …

JDD Buzz Series: Oral Minoxidil Shortages After Media Attention

Media attention about oral minoxidil has impacted access to the hair loss drug in the Washington, D.C. area, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Researchers found shortages of the drug in D.C.-area pharmacies more than a year after an article about the treatment appeared in …

Improvement of Pretibial Myxedema Following Administration of Teprotumumab

Pretibial myxedema (PTM) is a rare complication of Graves’ disease. It is characterized by non-pitting edema with hyperpigmented hyperkeratotic papules and plaques on bilateral lower legs. Effective treatments for patients with PTM are lacking. The etiology of PTM is unknown; however, it may be similar to the mechanism of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). Activated fibroblasts produce …

JDD January 2024 Issue Highlights

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology welcomes 2024 with a strong line up of original articles, case reports, brief communications, and letters to the editor. Straight from the Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights! ORIGINAL ARTICLES Current Landscape of Hyaluronic Acid Filler Use in the United States shares the results of a comprehensive search …

Utility of Pulsed-Dye Laser in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Hailey-Hailey Disease

INTRODUCTION Benign Familial Pemphigus, or Hailey-Hailey Disease (HHD), affects intertriginous areas of the skin causing epidermal blistering and vesicles that coalesce into weeping and crusting plaques.¹ The loss-of-function mutation of the ATP2C1 gene causes a disruption in calcium homeostasis of keratinocytes. The resulting dysfunction in desmosomes and cell-cell adhesion causes acantholysis.¹ Lesions are often found …

JDD December 2023 Issue Highlights

Welcome to the December 2023 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), where cutting-edge research and advancements in the field of dermatology take center stage. This issue brings together a diverse array of original articles, case reports, brief communications, and letters to the editor and delves into the latest developments, therapeutic breakthroughs, and …

Eruptive Squamous Cell Carcinomas Following Treatment With Fludarabine

JDD authors Mihir Shah MD, Jenna Wald MD, and C. William Hanke MD MPH present a case of a patient with eruptive squamous cell carcinomas following treatment with Fludarabine to highlight not only the risk of cSCC in CLL patients and the increased risk for atypical cutaneous malignancies after treatment with systemic therapies such as …

JDD November 2023 Issue Highlights | Special Topic: Lasers, Light Sources, and Devices

The November 2023 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on lasers, light sources, and devices featuring the perfect mix original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, and brief communications. Straight from the Editor’s desk, check out this month’s issue highlights. ORIGINAL ARTICLES Interventions to Minimize Pain During Photodynamic Therapy With …