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Recalcitrant Dyshidrotic Eczema Treated With Dupilumab
eczema
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The following two cases presented by JDD authors Ryan A. Gall MD, John D. Peters MD, and Alyson J. Brinker MD add to the growing literature supporting the use of dupilumab in the treatment of patients with recalcitrant dyshidrotic eczema, both with and without diagnosed contact allergens. Introduction Dyshidrotic eczema, also known as dyshidrosis or pompholyx when involving larger bullae, is a c …
Blastomycosis-like Pyoderma Arising in Lichen Planus – A JDD Case Report
Lichen Planus
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CASE REPORT A 71-year-old Fitzpatrick phototype IV man with a history of hyperlipidemia and extensive travel to the Middle East presented with a mildly painful vegetative growth on his right lower leg for 1.5 months (Figure 1). In 2014, the patient reported a pruritic “rash” in the same location, which was treated with fluocinonide .05% ointment with resolution. [caption id="attachment …
5-Fluorouracil Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Fluoroplex
by Blair Allais, MD on
Actinic keratoses represent the most common dermatologic diagnosis in patients older than 45 years old in the United States and account for 5.2 million visits annually.1 Cutaneous field cancerization represents areas with a high burden of both clinical and subclinical actinic damage. Cryotherapy can often be combined with topical chemotherapy for a synergistic approach. We continue our series, The …
Integrating the Dermatology Profession to Maximize Patient Options and Care
traditional Chinese medicine
by Matthew Willett, MD, FAAD on
To kick off the recent 2020 Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Drs. Peter Lio and Olivia Hsu Friedman, with the assistance of Ms. Kelly Barta, provided a fast-paced and comprehensive primer on how integrating conventional Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other Eastern approaches can serve to maximize outcomes for patients. Read on for some important takeaways to integra …
Sneaky Cases of Allergic Contact Dermatitis
allergic contact dermatitis
by Caroline Laggis, MD on
We all think about allergic contact dermatitis when a patient presents with a classic well-demarcated distribution of eczematous, pruritic rash. But under what other clinical scenarios should we consider the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis? At the 17th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, Dr. Jonathan Zippin discussed three different clinical conundrums that should …