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Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Hair Loss
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Hair is part of our identity and hair loss is therefore particularly distressing to patients. With so many potential causes of hair loss, our expertise as dermatologists is desperately needed, especially among pediatric patients where hair loss can be even more concerning to patients and their parents. To help us examine, diagnose, and counsel pediatric patients with hair loss, we were lucky to ha …
Hair Restoration: Follicular Unit Transplantation & PRP
Hair Restoration
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
During the 2021 virtual Skin of Color Conference, Dr. Meena Singh provided a terrific lecture about hair restoration with a focus on follicular unit transplantation and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Hair Transplantation First, she introduced the topic by emphasizing that hair transplantation is based on theory of “donor dominance,” which means hair that is transplanted should grow in …
August 2021 JDD Issue | Special Focus on Psoriasis
PSORIASIS
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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 fr …
Alopecia – Friday Pop Quiz 4/23
alopecia
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
A 38-year-old African American female presents with grouped follicular papules, acneiform lesions, indurated plaques and tumors which are most pronounced in the head and neck area (see image). The skin lesions are associated with alopecia and mucinorrhea. She has infiltrated plaques in both eyebrows and complains of severe pruritus. She has experienced frequent secondary bacterial infections w …