alopecia areata

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 …
Current and Emerging Management Strategies for Vitiligo
vitiligo
by Saleh Rachidi, MD, PhD on
Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease that affects >3 million individuals in the US and around 74 million worldwide. In addition to physical symptoms such as itch, it can be particularly cosmetically concerning and psychologically distressing. It mainly affects young individuals, where it is estimated that 50% of cases have onset before the age of 20. Importantly, it is associated with other a …
Inhibiting the JAK/STAT Pathway to Treat Inflammatory Skin Diseases
JAK Inhibitors
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Jonathan Zippin, Vice-Chair of Research and an Associate Attending Dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell, and Director of the Contact, Occupational and Photodermatitis Service. Watch as he reviews the JAK/STAT signaling pathway in normal i …
Coronavirus & Alopecia Reporting Database
coronavirus alopecia database
by Dmitri Wall, MD on
EPI Health has graciously supported the COVID-19 News and Resource Center. SECURE-Alopecia is a physician-entered patient registry to record COVID-19 positive alopecia patient outcomes, on or off treatment, with scarring and non-scarring alopecia. Clinicians worldwide are encouraged to report ALL cases of COVID-19 in their alopecia patients treated with antimalarials, JAK inhibitors (given the …
Journal Review Series: April-June 2019
Journal Review Series
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Next Steps in Derm author, Dr. Anna Chacon, searched the journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different dermatology journals for the months of April, May, and June of 2019. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this review is one person’s view of what should be remembered from these months of the literat …