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Tips and Tricks for Diagnosing & Managing Atopic Dermatitis (AD)
atopic dermatitis
by Edita Newton, MD on
Atopic dermatitis is a heterogeneous, chronic inflammatory disease that affects upwards of 10% of children and 7% of adults in the United States. Despite being an incredibly common skin concern among patients, AD continues to pose diagnostic and treatment challenges to dermatologists. What are some common misconceptions about AD? AD always starts in childhood. FALSE. 25% of adults w …
Avoiding Pitfalls in Clinical and Pathological Correlation (CPC)
Clinical Pathological Correlation (CPC)
by Edita Newton, MD on
Histologic evaluation of tissue can often be an essential partner to the clinical evaluation in reaching an accurate diagnosis of skin disease. However, clinical pathologic correlation is key for this partnership to be helpful. At ODAC 2022, Dr. Olayemi Sokumbi, dermatologist and dermatopathologist extraordinaire, highlighted this challenge with striking cases demonstrating potential pitfalls and …
Chromate-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab
Chromate-Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treated With Dupilumab
Chromate causes persistent, difficult to treat irritant and allergic contact dermatitis in cement-handling occupational workers. When therapeutics such as topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, phototherapy and immune-modulating treatments like methotrexate fail, many patients are advised that avoidance may be the only remaining option – an option that may be particularly chall …
Easing the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Friedman, jack of many trades, Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology at George Washington University provided an excellent overview of ways to achieve victory over atopic dermatitis (AD). This expert discussion took place during the ODAC Inflammatory Diseases Symposium on December 3, 2020. How could we possibly cover atopic dermatitis in 20 minutes? Well, Dr. Friedman skillfully led us …
Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising Within a Linear Porokeratosis
JDD authors Amelia M. Abbott-Frey BA, Alexandra J. Coromilas MD, George W. Niedt MD, and Jesse M. Lewin MD report a case of linear porokeratosis with recurrent malignant degeneration to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) recurring six years after excision of initial SCC. Case Report A 79-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and hypothyroidism presented with a friable tumor within a lesion o …