by Allison Sit on
Bustle recently posted an article on tricks to strengthen dry and brittle nails. How should dermatology clinicians counsel their patients who have dry, brittle nails? What nail conditions are sometimes misdiagnosed as dry, brittle nails?
For expert advice, I reached out to Molly Hinshaw, MD, professor of dermatology, section chief of dermatopathology and director of the nail clinic at the U …
by Mojgan Hosseinipour, DO, FAAD on
A 40-year-old female develops a wing of extra tissue in all of her fingernails which developed gradually through the years. You mention it is due to scarring in the nail matrix. What is the most common dermatologic association with this condition?
A. Lichen planus
C. Stevens-Johnson syndrome
D. Alopecia areata
E. Renal failure
To find out the correct answer and read t …
by Adrianna Gonzalez Lopez, MD on
While we have an increasing armamentarium of biologic agents and targeted systemic medications for certain dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, treatment options are still limited for a litany of other inflammatory cutaneous disorders. Additionally, when discussing therapeutic options, patients often opt for medications that are established, safe, well-tolerated and mini …
by Azam Qureshi, MD on
Pustular psoriasis can present quickly and pose a life-threatening emergency. Acitretin is the only systemic retinoid FDA-approved for treatment of psoriasis, specifically both pustular and severe plaque-type psoriasis.1Systemic retinoids such as acitretin are utilized heavily in dermatology, and practitioners must be knowledgeable about all of the FDA-approved and off-label applications as well a …
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Thalidomide was introduced in the 1950s as a “safe” sleeping medication; however, it quickly became vilified and was removed from the market for its severe teratogenic effects, most commonly phecomelia, or loss of arms and legs. Despite these devastating birth defects, thalidomide has a variety of indications for dermatologic conditions, with manageable side effects when used appropriately. We …