skin flora

Superficial Folliculitis – Friday Pop Quiz 7/30
superficial folliculitis A 28-year-old male presents with follicular pustules on the upper trunk and mid-chest. Many of the lesions are arising on an erythematous base. On exam, you notice the eruption favors areas with terminal hairs and is also present on the scalp and beard, buttocks and lower extremities. You suspect he may have superficial folliculitis. What is the most common cause of this condition which would …
superficial folliculitis
Easing the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic DermatitisDr. 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 …
Atopic Dermatitis
Skin Microbiome and Acne: Connecting the Dots
Skin Microbiome and AcneWhen we think about skin, a few things come to mind: protection, temperature regulation, sensation. However, there is growing interest in the microbiome of the skin. Our skin flora can be likened to an invisible ecosystem. Similar to fingerprints, it is unique to each individual. The complexity of the skin microbiome is continuing to be researched. This research is paving the way to improve our un …
Skin Microbiome and Acne