pruritus

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 …
Skincare Mondays | Data-Driven Dermatology Improves Patient Outcomes
data driven dermatology
by AveenoMD on
Data-Driven Dermatology Improves Patient Outcomes The use of real-world data and real-world evidence to inform health care decisions is increasing. While randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are still the gold standard for evidence-based medicine, the strict inclusion/exclusion criteria and tightly controlled conditions limit their generalizability to real-world clinical practice.  Real worl …
Clascoterone Cream | Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
clascoterone
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Clascoterone cream is a novel topical therapeutic agent used to treat acne vulgaris through androgen inhibition. Other androgen inhibitors such as combined oral contraceptive pills and off-label spironolactone can lead to some unwanted side effects such as feminization, gynecomastia, and erectile dysfunction, making them unsuitable for male patients. Unlike other androgen inhibitors used to manage …
Hydroquinone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
hydroquinone
by Kamaria Nelson, MD on
Hydroquinone is the most commonly used depigmentation agent and is a first-line treatment for melasma.1Hydroquinone was available previously in over-the-counter products and is currently available in prescription formulations with common concentration ranges of 0.4 to 5%. Prescription strengths available in the United States include hydroquinone 2% and 4% cream and hydroquinone 2% gel.2,3 In Septe …
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris Treated With Pioglitazone
Pediatric Lichen Planopilaris
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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 …