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Patient Buzz: COVID-19 & Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium
by Allison Sit on
VeryWell Health recently posted an article about a study that showed stress from COVID-19 -- and perhaps the virus itself – may be leading to an increase in hair loss cases. For an expert opinion, I contacted Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD, a dermatologist in practice in Columbia, Md. Has the pandemic led to an increase in telogen effluvium?  Absolutely. I noticed an increase in te …
Using Dermoscopy to Diagnose Difficult Clinical Conditions
Dermoscopy
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
  Poised at the microphone, Dr. Sima Jain taught us how to use dermoscopy to diagnose difficult clinical cases during the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference in Orlando, Florida. Dermoscopy uses epiluminescent microscopy to help the provider get a more in-depth examination of the skin. It is extremely helpful for aiding the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesion …