Dermatology Information Center

News

Methotrexate treatment improves symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis

Methotrexate treatment improves symptoms of severe atopic dermatitis

Methotrexate treatment is associated with a significant improvement in symptoms of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis compared with cyclosporine treatment.

AJCC melanoma staging system is revised

American Joint Commtitee on Cancer melamona staging system revised.

Severe psoriasis linked to higher mortality risk

Patients with psoriasis whose disease affects >10% of their body surface area (BSA) are at an increased risk for death compared with the general population.

Opinion

Dermographism: Writing on the skin

The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.

Blue skin in an elderly woman

The patient's use of minocycline was associated with patchy hyperpigmentation as a result of iron deposition in the dermal cells.

An enlarging mass on the calf

Doppler imaging resulted in a solid mass with suggestion of increased vascularity.

Features

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

Derm Dx

Derm Dx: A blue-black nodule on the hand

Derm Dx: A blue-black nodule on the hand

A 33-year-old Malaysian woman requests removal of a blue–black growth on her right hand. The lesion has been present for ...

Derm Dx: Sudden onset of itchy, reddened macules

Derm Dx: Sudden onset of itchy, reddened macules

A 42-year-old woman presents with a sudden onset of itchy, reddened macules on her trunk. Stroking her skin induces localized ...

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters