scleroderma

Connective Tissue Diseases in Patients With Skin of Color | Expert Insights
SLECollagen vascular diseases encompass a group of autoimmune disorders that can have a profound impact on an individual's health and quality of life. At the 2023 Skin of Color Update, Dr. Ted Rosen, Professor and Vice-Chair of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, explained how these conditions uniquely impact individuals with skin of color. Missed the lecture?? Explore key insights and pear …
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Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) is a concentrate of pooled immunoglobulins derived from plasma donors. Its unique mechanism of action expands the utility of the medication to a variety of conditions. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at IVIG, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of dermatologic conditions including dermatomyositis, Kawasaki disease, ITP, and …
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)
Botulinum Toxin in the Long-Term Treatment of Refractory Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Refractory Raynaud’s PhenomenonRaynaud’s phenomenon is an exaggerated physiological response of blood vessels in the distal extremities to emotional stress and cold. It can be idiopathic or secondary to a connective tissue disorder, such as scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus. Treatment for Raynaud’s phenomenon consists primarily of lifestyle modifications; if unsuccessful, pharmacotherapy with dihydropyridine calci …
Refractory Raynaud’s Phenomenon
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (EPS)
MAD PORESOn this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember diseases or medication exposures associated with Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (EPS) with the following mnemonic: MAD PORES Marfan Acrogeria Down’s Penicillamine Osteogenesis imperfecta Rothmund-Thomson Ehlers-Danlos Scleroderma Click HERE to print your mnemonic card.   Study More! Need a refresher on Perforating D …
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Picking on Pruritus Podcast Recap
December JDD Podcast on PruritusEach month the JDD Dermatology Podcast discusses a current issue in dermatology and this December Dr. Adam Friedman sat down with Dr. Gideon Smith, assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical school, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in Dermatology, and Director of the Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic and Fellowship to discuss pruritus in the autoimmune connective tissue world.  Dr. …
December JDD Podcast on Pruritus