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Actinic Keratoses: Evidence-Based Treatment Options
Actinic Keratoses
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD MS on
Dr. Hanke, a dermatologic surgeon who needs no introduction (but I’ll give one anyway!) provided us with an evidence-based discussion of field treatments available for actinic keratoses at ODAC 2021 conference. Just to name a few of Dr. Hanke’s accomplishments, he is the current Senior Vice President of the Skin Cancer Foundation, Senior editor of JDD, and the former president of the AAD, A …
JDD February 2021 Issue Highlights: From Acne and Depression to “Inflammaging”
Acne
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
The February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology features an outstanding line-up of articles with topics ranging from acne and depression to "Inflammaging. Straight from the JDD Editor’s desk, we share this month’s issue highlights: Efforts are needed to implement a clinically useful definition of moderate plaque psoriasis in Dermatologists’ Perspectives on Defining Moderate Ps …
Rapidly Enlarging Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor
Trichilemmal Tumor
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumors are rare adnexal neoplasms that most commonly occur on the scalp in elderly women. These tumors are associated with recurrence and even nodal or distant metastatic spread. Here, JDD authors describe a 38-year-old patient who presented with a scalp nodule that was diagnosed as a high-grade malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor. Introduction Th …
Blastomycosis-like Pyoderma Arising in Lichen Planus – A JDD Case Report
Lichen Planus
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
CASE REPORT A 71-year-old Fitzpatrick phototype IV man with a history of hyperlipidemia and extensive travel to the Middle East presented with a mildly painful vegetative growth on his right lower leg for 1.5 months (Figure 1). In 2014, the patient reported a pruritic “rash” in the same location, which was treated with fluocinonide .05% ointment with resolution. [caption id="attachment …
Does This Skin Cancer Really Need Mohs?
by Yumeng Marina Li, MD on
Have you ever come across a patient with a skin cancer that you are not 100% sure should be treated with Mohs surgery or an alternative modality? Or a patient who comes back for a follow-up after skin cancer surgery with an undesirable scar and you wonder if you should have opted for a less invasive option? I certainly have. Some of these nagging questions were answered by a thoughtful, case-based …