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Oral Glucocorticoids for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
Glucocorticoids
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are prescribing oral glucocorticoids for psoriasis despite awareness of risks of life-threatening generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and erythrodermic psoriasis (EP). A recent survey of dermatologists published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found 18% of respondents occasionally prescribe oral glucocorticoids to patients with psoriasis, typically 1-5% of the time. Those wh …
Pediatric Scaling Diseases: An Approach to Pediatric Psoriasis
Pediatric Psoriasis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, meeting co-chair for the 17th Annual Women’s and Pediatric Dermatology Seminar, kicked off session III with a superb talk titled “Scaling the Heights…and Below, Pediatric Scaling Diseases: Psoriasis and Others”,  giving us a bird’s eye view on the old and the new regarding pediatric psoriasis. Dr. Eichenfield is a complete rock star and served as a valued …
Acitretin for Psoriasis | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
acitretin
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Pustular psoriasis can present quickly and pose a life-threatening emergency. Acitretin is the only systemic retinoid FDA-approved for treatment of psoriasis, specifically both pustular and severe plaque-type psoriasis.1Systemic retinoids such as acitretin are utilized heavily in dermatology, and practitioners must be knowledgeable about all of the FDA-approved and off-label applications as well a …
The Art of Nail Findings in Patients with Skin of Color
nail findings
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Shari Lipner, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Nail Division at Weill Cornell Medicine and President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, shared her expertise of nail disorders in patients with skin of color: from nail psoriasis and onychomycosis to subungual melanoma. Dr. Lipner’s lecture focused on the following key points (spoiler alert!): …
Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) | Dr. Okoye’s Approach
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Emily Murphy, MD on
As dermatologists, we understand that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a devastating disease that affects all aspects of our patients’ lives, influencing their physical health, ability to be active, and ability to be intimate. This disease disproportionately affects patients with skin of color and unfortunately, treatment can be challenging. We are lucky to have experts who dedicate their cl …