Atopic Dermatitis

Recalcitrant Dyshidrotic Eczema Treated With Dupilumab
eczema
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The following two cases presented by JDD authors Ryan A. Gall MD, John D. Peters MD, and Alyson J. Brinker MD add to the growing literature supporting the use of dupilumab in the treatment of patients with recalcitrant dyshidrotic eczema, both with and without diagnosed contact allergens. Introduction Dyshidrotic eczema, also known as dyshidrosis or pompholyx when involving larger bullae, is a c …
Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis with Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine Approach to Atopic Dermatitis
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We are constantly learning in dermatology.  With advents of new techniques, sometimes traditional methods can be forgotten or lost.  Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years.  Just as we shouldn’t retire chemical peels in favor of a “laser-only” approach, maybe we shouldn’t give up on other traditional methods. During the 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Dr. Trevo …
Dupilumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Dupilumab
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition characterized by pruritus and occurs as a result of factors related to impaired skin barrier and immune response, as well as environmental and infectious agents. Patients with poor control on topical therapy are looking for safe and effective systemic treatments. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at dupilumab, whic …
Lessons from the Skin Microbiome: Innate Immunity, Skin Disease, and COVID-19
skin microbiome
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
While I was beginning the process of “scrubbing in” to assist in the hemicolectomy case as an intern, I carefully squeezed the anti-septic chlorhexidine-soaked sponge and watched the brown solution drip its way down my forearms. I continued the ritual by cleaning under the fingernails and on every plane of the fingers, hands, and forearms multiple times. After all; “Clean Hands Save Lives, …
Easing the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
Dr. Friedman, jack of many trades, Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology at George Washington University provided an excellent overview of ways to achieve victory over atopic dermatitis (AD). This expert discussion took place during the ODAC Inflammatory Diseases Symposium on December 3, 2020. How could we possibly cover atopic dermatitis in 20 minutes? Well, Dr. Friedman skillfully led us …