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Skin Rash – Friday Pop Quiz 1/6/23
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
An 8-month-old boy is brought in by his mother for concerns of a rash that comes and goes for the last few months, primarily on his face and belly. His older brother suffers from asthma and often has a similar rash on the inside of his elbow and behind his knees. The gene most commonly mutated in the photograph is also mutated in which of the following? A.) Palmoplantar keratoderma B.)Â …
Diagnosing & Treating Vitiligo in 2022 and What’s To Come
vitiligo
by Shanthi Narla, MD on
As a former vitiligo clinical trials research fellow, I have attended more than my fair share of presentations on vitiligo. Yet, I am amazed at how each additional lecture continues to teach me new and exciting concepts and treatment options for vitiligo. Dr. Seemal Desai’s lecture at the 2022 Skin of Color Update Conference was no exception to this rule. During the SOCU Conference held in Ne …
The Many Faces of Psoriasis | Part 2
psoriasis
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Did you know that psoriasis doesn’t just present on the arms, legs, and trunk? It can also appear in non-conventional locations (aka “special site” psoriasis) including the scalp, face, and body folds (such as the axillary, inframammary, and inguinal fields, and intergluteal clefts). In the skin folds, psoriasis is also referred to as “inverse psoriasis.” In darker skin types, the areas …
Skincare Mondays | Could a week-long beach vacation equal half a year’s sun exposure?
sun exposure
by NeutrogenaMD on
Could a week-long beach vacation equal half a year’s sun exposure? Americans make more than 400 million visits to the beach every year.1 Studies show UV exposure during vacations makes up to 50% of an individual’s total annual UV exposure.2-6 High-solar-intensity beach settings put patients at risk of UV over-exposure that can lead to acute and chronic health consequences i …
The Many Faces of Melasma
melasma
by Lauren C. Payne, MD, MS, FAAD on
Our new series, “The Many Faces of”, showcases side-by-side images of some of the most commonly seen dermatology conditions in an array of skin tones and briefly highlight nuances in clinical presentation.  All images featured in the series are part of The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas, a resource developed by co-editors Misty Eleryan, MD, MS, and Adam Friedman, …