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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.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor,, Richard Fried, MD, PhD
While the United States is entering a new period of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some states reopening or relaxing lockdowns, there are still a lot of uncertainties and anxieties. In an interview for The Dermatologist, Richard Fried, MD, board-certified dermatologist and clinical psychologist, spoke with me about how dermatologists can care for their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, FAAD, Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD, Donald A. Glass II, MD, PhD, FAAD, Chesahna Kindred, MD, FAAD, MBA
The Pledge of Allegiance ends with the words “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Let us continue to work and make progress, together, so that these words will finally ring true for us all.
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.
Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine as the “wonder drug” for COVID-19, and the importance of evidence-based medicine in this podcast.
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.
Erythema can present differently in darker Fitzpatrick skin types. Donald A. Glass II, MD, PhD, FAAD, emphasizes the need to identify the purplish hue in these patients to ensure life-changing diagnoses can be made sooner. Dr Glass is an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX
As the outermost organ, the skin can highlight changes in the body due to internal disease. Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD, MA, FAAD, highlights several conditions dermatologists should look for in their next patient exam.
Photoprotection is critical for skin care, particularly in patients with melasma or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, stresses the need to block visible light in addition to UV light in the management of these conditions.
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