Psoriasis

Anti-TNF-Induced Psoriasis in a Pyoderma Gangrenosum Patient
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
JDD authors Atrin Toussi BS BA, Stephanie T. Le MD,  Virgina R. Barton MD, Chelsea Ma MD,  Michelle Y. Cheng MD, Andrea Sukhov MD, Reason Wilken MD, Forum Patel MD, Elizabeth Wang MD,  and Emanual Maverakis MD present a case of a 60-year-old woman with recalcitrant pyoderma gangrenosum treated with adalimumab, who paradoxically developed psoriasis.  Introduction Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is …
Healing the Gut to Treat Psoriasis?
Healing the gut to treat psoriasis
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
“All disease starts in the gut.”  This saying may sound like a new fad, but in fact, this is quoted from Hippocrates himself (470-36 BCE) who proposed this--- not ten years ago, a hundred years ago, but thousands of years ago!  Praised as one of the most influential figures in medicine and healing, Hippocrates upheld the theory of autointoxication, which claimed that by-products of incompl …
Patient Buzz Series: Old Wives’ Tales and Urban Legends
Patient Buzz
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz features a few old wives’ tales and urban legends in the care of the skin and hair. Does toothpaste work on pimples? Can essential oils improve psoriasis? Can castor oil help with hair growth? Be prepared for your patients’ questions by reviewing these dermatology articles from the consumer press: • Allure: Head lice treatment and prevention • Allure: Inf …
Psoriasis in Skin of Color: Pearls from the Expert
Psoriasis in Skin of Color
by Lola Adekunle, MD on
As a first-year dermatology resident, I really enjoyed Dr. Andrew Alexis’ lecture on Psoriasis: Distinct Clinical Features and Treatment Options for Psoriasis Patients of Color at the Skin of Color Update. His lecture largely focused on the fundamentals of dermatology. He emphasized the importance of looking at color and distribution of the clinical presentation and recognizing common mimickers …
Interleukin-17 Inhibitors Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Interleukin-17
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Biologics have revolutionized the treatment of psoriasis, and with new entries into the class, PASI90 and 100 have become attainable for many patients.  In this installment of our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, we’ll cover everything you need to know to start and monitor your patients on IL-17 blocking therapies. [caption id="attachment_8301" align="alignleft" width="612"] Click image to en …