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The Many Faces of Psoriasis | Part 2
psoriasis
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Did you know that psoriasis doesn’t just present on the arms, legs, and trunk? It can also appear in non-conventional locations (aka “special site” psoriasis) including the scalp, face, and body folds (such as the axillary, inframammary, and inguinal fields, and intergluteal clefts). In the skin folds, psoriasis is also referred to as “inverse psoriasis.” In darker skin types, the areas …
Tralokinumab-ldrm Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
tralokinumab
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic, life-altering disease. With its visibility and debilitating pruritus, atopic dermatitis significantly impacts our patients’ quality of life. For those with resistant and extensive disease, we are happy to have numerous new systemic agents at our disposal, one being tralokinumab, an IL-13 antagonist. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a c …
Oral Glucocorticoids for Psoriasis? The Expert Weighs In
Glucocorticoids
by Allison Sit on
Dermatologists are prescribing oral glucocorticoids for psoriasis despite awareness of risks of life-threatening generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and erythrodermic psoriasis (EP). A recent survey of dermatologists published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found 18% of respondents occasionally prescribe oral glucocorticoids to patients with psoriasis, typically 1-5% of the time. Those wh …
Pediatric Scaling Diseases: An Approach to Pediatric Psoriasis
Pediatric Psoriasis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, meeting co-chair for the 17th Annual Women’s and Pediatric Dermatology Seminar, kicked off session III with a superb talk titled “Scaling the Heights…and Below, Pediatric Scaling Diseases: Psoriasis and Others”,  giving us a bird’s eye view on the old and the new regarding pediatric psoriasis. Dr. Eichenfield is a complete rock star and served as a valued …
The Art of Nail Findings in Patients with Skin of Color
nail findings
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Shari Lipner, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Nail Division at Weill Cornell Medicine and President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, shared her expertise of nail disorders in patients with skin of color: from nail psoriasis and onychomycosis to subungual melanoma. Dr. Lipner’s lecture focused on the following key points (spoiler alert!): …