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Pregabalin for Chronic Pruritus – Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Chronic pruritus affects 8-16% of the general population and has a profound impact on patient quality of life.1-3Although the symptom of pruritus may originate from a number of underlying etiologies, including metabolic derangements and infectious causes, along with neoplastic, inflammatory, or psychiatric conditions, other cases may be idiopathic in nature.4 Given the diversity of underlying cont …
Gabapentin for Itch – Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Gabapentin for itch
by Blair Allais, MD on
Gabapentin is a well-established treatment option for itch with a reassuring safety profile that does not require continued lab monitoring. Generalized itching is a common cause of visits to the dermatologist and can be difficult to treat, leading to sleepless nights and inability to function. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at gabapentin. GABAPENTIN THERAPEUT …
Novel Therapeutics in Atopic Dermatitis
Novel Therapies Atopic Dermatitis
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. The pathogenesis of AD is complex with many mediators involved and can be broken down into 4 categories: Immune dysregulation Abnormal skin barrier Abnormal itch/scratch cycle Abnormal skin microbiome In AD, there is a breakdown in molecular control of the immune system, leading to overproduction and expressi …
Dr. Vivian Shi on Treating Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Edita Newton, MD on
In this interview with Dr. Vivian Shi, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, I share her words of wisdom and practical pearls for treating patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic inflammatory disease with recurrent painful nodules affecting intertriginous skin. Dr. Shi has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is the editor …
Skin Findings in COVID-19 Patients
Skin Findings in COVID-19 Patients
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
The skin findings in COVID-19 patients include a morbilliform rash, urticaria, vesicular eruptions, acral lesions (COVID toes), livedoid eruptions, and other nonspecific skin findings. Skin findings of COVID-19 disease are similar to the cutaneous findings in other viral infections. Some of the skin findings are more commonly associated with COVID-19 infection than with other viruses sugg …