alopecia

Picking on Pruritus Podcast Recap
December JDD Podcast on Pruritus
by Angela Hou, MD on
Each month the JDD Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology and this December Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Gideon Smith, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical school, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in Dermatology, and Director of the Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic and Fellowship to discuss pruritus in the autoimmune connective tissue world.  Dr. Angela Hou, P …
Cicatricial Alopecia – Friday Pop Quiz 11/1
cicatricial alopecia
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The best diagnosis of this type of cicatricial alopecia shown in this image is: A. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus. B. Lichen planopilaris C. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia D. Pseudopelade of Brocq E. Alopecia mucinosa To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here. Brought to you by our brand partner Derm In-Review …
Treatment Strategies for Hair and Scalp Disorders: Biotin & Beyond
Hair loss and scalp disorders
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
A full head of hair. This is how I came away from Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd’s lecture on hair and scalp disorders at the 2019 Skin of Color Update. There were many aspects of her talk that challenged me to rethink how I approach the management of hair loss in my patients. In this post we will cover biotin’s role in treating alopecia, and important considerations in the treatment of central cen …
Part 1 – Hormonal Acne: Exam, Work Up, & Diagnosis
Hormonal Acne
by Sima Jain, MD on
Acne is the most common disease of the skin and may be an important clue of an underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) or an androgen-secreting tumor (see Fig 1). [caption id="attachment_7579" align="alignleft" width="525"] Fig 1: PCOS-related seen in lower half of face[/caption] As dermatologists, we sh …
Journal Review Series: January – March 2018
derm journals
by Ramya Kollipara, MD on
Derm In-Review Advisory Council Member, Dr. Ramya Kollipara, searched dermatology journals so that you don’t have to! She reports on important take-aways from different medical journals for the months of January, February, and March of 2018.  Find study tools and more like this at Derm In-Review. It is key to keep in mind that “important” is subjective and what is contained in this revie …