psoriatic arthritis

Pediatric Scaling Diseases: An Approach to Pediatric Psoriasis
Pediatric Psoriasis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, meeting co-chair for the 17th Annual Women’s and Pediatric Dermatology Seminar, kicked off session III with a superb talk titled “Scaling the Heights…and Below, Pediatric Scaling Diseases: Psoriasis and Others”,  giving us a bird’s eye view on the old and the new regarding pediatric psoriasis. Dr. Eichenfield is a complete rock star and served as a valued …
Patient Buzz: Psoriasis Patients & Eye Health
psoriasis patients
by Allison Sit on
Everyday Health recently wrote an article about eye health in people with psoriasis. According to the article, about 10 percent of psoriasis patients develop problems with their eyes, including uveitis, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and iritis. For tips on how to best care for and advise psoriasis patients, I reached out to George Han, MD, PhD, director of clinical dermatology and teledermat …
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 …
Patient Buzz Series: From K-beauty Trends to Psoriasis vs. Eczema
K-beauty
by Allison Sit on
This month’s Patient Buzz includes articles ranging from K-beauty trends, which are skincare products and practices popular in Korea, to differentiating psoriasis from eczema. Review this list of dermatology articles from the consumer press and be ready for your patient’s questions about K-beauty and other skin, hair, and nail trends: Allure: How to prepare for a teledermatology …
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitors Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
TNF inhibitors for psoriasis
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
With the advent of biologics, patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis have experienced increased control of disease and improved quality of life. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors are some of the earliest biologics prescribed for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and, more recently, hidradenitis suppurativa. In this month’s installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheets, we discuss TNF inhi …