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Derm Q&A

Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Women of childbearing potential comprise at least half of dermatologic patients. Jenny Murase, MD, discusses skin conditions associated with pregnancy, skin diseases that have implications for the fetus, and shares strategies for treating women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
A recent study presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 88th Annual Scientific Meeting showed an autologous homologous skin construct (AHSC) effectively closed complex wounds. Mark S. Granick, MD, discussed these findings further with The Dermatologist.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
In an interview with The Dermatologist, Maritza Perez, MD, discussed the pathology and various approaches to treating keloids, including topical and surgical interventions.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
In an interview with The Dermatologist, Andrew F. Alexis, MD, reviewed important considerations for diagnosing and treating atopic dermatitis in patients with skin of color.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
A recent study showed that gluten was not associated with an increased risk for developing inflammatory skin diseases. Corresponding author Aaron Drucker, MD, discusses these findings with The Dermatologist.

Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Wendy E. Roberts, MD, shares how dermatologists can screen and treat hair loss plus pearls for adding hair to a dermatology practice.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Findings from a recent study showed patients with HS have a similar incidence to other well-studied, at-risk patient groups of opioid use, including those with newly diagnosed musculoskeletal pain. Lead study author Sarah Reddy discusses the implications of these findings and the role dermatologists play in identifying patients at-risk for opioid misuse.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
While the risk of skin cancer is low among patients with skin of color, patients are still at risk for developing both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Henry Lim, MD, discusses common presentations of skin cancer among patients with skin of color, the importance of sun protection, and tips for patients who are following the latest bad press on sunscreens.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Cheryl Burgess, MD, discusses common cosmetic concerns of patients with skin of color and why every dermatologist should recognize adverse events associated with cosmetic treatments.
Melissa Weiss, Associate Editor
Fake skin diseases are widely circulated online via social media and other platforms. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Keith Wagner, MD, discusses the findings of a recent study that examined fake skin diseases and the importance of providers knowing that these exist.
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