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Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris
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Pediatric lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a clinical variant of lichen planus (LP) that can lead to scarring hair loss without prompt intervention. While various therapies exist, intralesional and topical corticosteroids remain the mainstay of treatment in pediatric LPP. Refractory cases may require systemic therapies, selection of which may prove challenging due to the lack of data regarding pediatr …
Hand Foot Skin Reaction Associated With Palbociclib
Palbociclib
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INTRODUCTION Palbociclib is one of three new small-molecule inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) approved for use in the treatment of hormone receptor positive (HR+) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (Her2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. CDK4/6 inhibitors have a good overall safety profile but reported side effects include cytopenias, diarrhea, QTc pr …
Rosacea in Skin of Color Patients: Nuances in Diagnosis & Treatment
Rosacea in skin of color
by Freba Farhat, MD on
Wow! Prior to my attendance to the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Conference, I had not fully realized the deficits in my learning when it came to recognizing common dermatologic conditions in our skin of color (SOC) patient population. Prior to Dr. Ted Rosen’s lecture on rosacea in SOC patients I had figured I knew enough to identify this dermatologic condition in most clinical settings as well as …
Calciphylaxis – Friday Pop Quiz 5/21
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A 65-year-old female patient presents with poorly demarcated, symmetric, very painful patches of erythema and retiform purpura, favoring the thighs and buttocks. Bullae and a dusky gray discoloration developed, as well as the appearance of ulcerations with black, leathery eschars. A skin biopsy of the affected area is suggestive of calciphylaxis. Shortly after, she dies from secondary infectio …
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 …