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Findings from a recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed an association between the development of bullous pemphigoid and the use of several medications.
Findings from a recent study showed patients with hidradenitis suppurativa may have an increased risk of developing cancer, including Hodgkin lymphoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.
A recent study investigated the efficacy of ixekizumab for the treatment of moderate to severe pityriasis rubra pilaris, which showed promising results for the inhibition of IL-17 in this disease.
A recent study investigated the safety and efficacy of mycophenolate among patients with morphea who were unresponsive, intolerant, or contraindicated to methotrexate with or without systemic corticosteroids.
Findings from a recent research letter, published in JAAD, showed many prescription-strength topical corticosteroids can be purchased without a prescription in several cities in the US. This underscores the importance of asking patients about the products they use, as well as physically examining them.
While mixing lidocaine and epinephrine with sodium hydrogen carbonate reduces burning pain during infiltration, findings from a recent study showed a 3:1 mixing ratio was associated with significantly less pain.
Findings from a recent study suggest podophyllotoxin use may be safe during pregnancy.
A recent study investigated the effects of zinc supplementation on inflammatory skin diseases, such as acne vulgaris, hidradenitis suppurativa, and atopic dermatitis.
A new expert panel outlined guidelines for the use of opioids to manage pain after dermatologic procedures in opioid-naïve patients.
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