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Pediatric Allergic Contact Dermatitis Update

Pediatric contact dermatitis has become an increasingly recognized entity in the last decade, with recent pediatric contact allergy estimates ranging from 41% to 77% in those referred for patch testing.1 Reports of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in pediatric patients who were not necessarily confirmed by patch testing have also increased. 

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First Report® Dermatology News

4/15/2014 - Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Ferrer, a privately-held Spanish pharmaceutical company, for the commercialization rights to ozenoxacin 1% Cream in the United States. Ozenoxacin is a novel, bactericidal non-fluorinated quinolone in development as a topical treatment for impetigo.
4/8/2014 - Merz Aesthetics, a division of Merz North America, launched its new loyalty program, My Merz Select — a transparent program where physicians are able to select the benefits, determine the details and craft customized solutions for their practices. The program combines straightforward discounting levels and a customer experience that goes beyond pricing, according to the company.
3/22/2014 - Apremilast (Otezla, Celgene Corporation) has been approved to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a form of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis.

Dermatology Topics

Skin Cancer/Photoaging

Current and archived articles.


All rosacea-related content from current research reviews to tips on treating patients dealing with this condition.

Practice Management

Content related to running a successful practice, such as solutions for common business problems, legal issues, electronic health records and coding.


All acne-related content on treatments, patient compliance issues, acne scarring and more.

Fungal Infections

Current and archived articles involving treatment and prevention of fungal infections


All articles covering all types of psoriasis, including plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic.

Pediatric Dermatology

Content dealing with pediatric skin issues, such as hemangiomas, MRSA, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, etc.


Current and archived articles.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Current and archived articles.

Laser & Light Therapies

Articles highlighting various treatments with lasers and light therapies as well as pre- and post-op care.

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AAD Winter 2014 Meeting Highlights

t last month’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Denver, CO, the convention center buzzed with new drug approvals, research updates, clinical pearls and predictions for the road ahead for dermatology as a specialty. More than 16,900 people were in attendance, including about 8,942 medical personnel, according to AAD. 

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Exploring Aesthetic Interventions »

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a frustrating dermatologic condition that is often as vexing for patients as it is challenging to manage for their consulting dermatologists. AKN presents with pustules and papules that may coalesce into larger keloid-like nodules located on the posterior concavity of the neck near the collar line. 

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Pachyonychia Congenita Overview

Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a rare skin disorder caused by mutations affecting a group of keratins found in specific regions of the epidermis. Although originally classified as a nail dystrophy, its major impact on adult patients is from painful plantar keratoderma. Other manifestations also commonly occur. This article reviews the clinical presentation, genetic diagnosis, pathogenesis and current and future treatment options for PC. 

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