skin of color dermatology

Disorders of Pigmentation: Diagnostic Considerations
disorders of pigmentation
by Cula N. Dautriche, MD, PhD on
Pigmentation is key to photoprotection of the skin, eye color, and enhanced barrier function. With increased pigmentation, photoaging is minimized with a concurrent decrease in frequency of skin cancer. In skin of color, these pigmentary advantages come at a cost. These include an increased risk of hyperpigmentation and/or hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scars, keloids, scarring alopecia, and vitam …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Endothrix
ENDOTHRIX
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Endothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft and do NOT fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Endothrix: “TV’s in the House” T. tonsurans T. violaceum T. schoenleinii Click HERE to print your mnemonic card.   Study More! Need a refresher on Dermat …
More than Splitting Hairs: Diagnosing Alopecia in Skin of Color
Alopecia in SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Just as hair types often differ among different ethnicities, the prevalence and presentation of dermatological diseases affecting the hair and scalp can also be diverse. These are attributed to innate hair shaft differences, hair styling practices, genetic influence, and inflammatory co-morbidities.  Differentiating scarring alopecia from other types of hair loss is especially critical in develop …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Ectothrix
Ectothrix
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Ectothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft, and fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Ectothrix: “Cats And Dogs Fight and Growl Sometimes” M. canis M. audouinii M. distortum M. ferrugineum M. gypseum T. schoenleiniii Click HERE to print your mne …
A Holistic Approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment in Skin of Color
HS IN SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Partnering Medical Therapies and Procedural Interventions to Treat the Whole Patient Over the last decade, tremendous advances have revolutionized the treatment of chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. These dermatological victories have shed light on skin diseases that need more attention. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which disproportionately affects pat …