dermatology case reports

Recalcitrant Dyshidrotic Eczema Treated With Dupilumab
eczema
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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 …
JDD March 2021 Issue Highlights: From OTC Products for Acne to MMS for Genital Skin Cancer
JDD MARCH 2021 ISSUE
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The March issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from OTC products for acne to Mohs Micrographic Surgery for genital skin cancer. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Advisors agreed that OTC products and skincare recommendations, in addition to the use of prescription medications, …
Rapidly Enlarging Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor
Trichilemmal Tumor
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Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumors are rare adnexal neoplasms that most commonly occur on the scalp in elderly women. These tumors are associated with recurrence and even nodal or distant metastatic spread. Here, JDD authors describe a 38-year-old patient who presented with a scalp nodule that was diagnosed as a high-grade malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor. Introduction Th …
Eruptive Milia Within a Tattoo
Milia within a tattoo
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Introduction The most frequently reported tattoo-related dermatoses, according to a study of 234 tattooed patients, are allergic,1infectious,2,3 and granulomatous4,5 reactions occurring in 2.1% of this population.6 Less common reactions are lichenoid,7photoallergic,8 pseudolymphomatous,9 discoid lupus erythematosus,10 incidental skin neoplasm,11 and koebnerization of psoriasis.12,13Milia within t …
Widespread Skin Necrosis Secondary to Gemcitabine Therapy
Skin Necrosis
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INTRODUCTION Cutaneous side effects are relatively common in chemotherapy but vary in frequency and severity depending on the medication, dose, duration, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Gemcitabine, a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue, is a common oncologic agent used in the treatment of a variety of malignancies such as cancers of the head and neck, lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic …