Dermatology

Dalazatide effective for skin lesions in plaque psoriasis

Dalazatide effective for skin lesions in plaque psoriasis

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Dalazatide treatment reduced the plasma levels of multiple inflammation markers and reduced the expression of T cell activation markers on peripheral blood memory T cells.

Screening guidelines for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities

Screening guidelines for pediatric psoriasis comorbidities

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The guidelines are the first to provide recommendations for comorbidity screening in pediatric psoriasis patients.

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

Nodules on the scalp lead to a diagnosis of secondary syphilis

A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.

Herpes zoster linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events

Herpes zoster linked to increased risk of cardiovascular events

The risks of both stroke and myocardial infarction were highest the first year after the onset of herpes zoster and decreased with time.

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

Bee stings and allergies: prevention and treatment tips

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Symptoms of an allergic reaction to an insect sting may include itching and hives, swelling in the throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, dizziness, stomach cramps, nausea, or diarrhea.

Cardiometabolic comorbidity rates high in psoriasis patients

Cardiometabolic comorbidity rates high in psoriasis patients

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The most common comorbidities found in patients with psoriasis are hyperlipidemia, hypertension, depression, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity.

Biologic treatment for psoriasis shows long-term effectiveness

Biologic treatment for psoriasis shows long-term effectiveness

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Researchers sought to analyze long-term and real-world outcome data in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis after starting biologic treatment.

Antibiotics improve short-term outcomes in small skin abscesses

Antibiotics improve short-term outcomes in small skin abscesses

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Antibiotics in conjunction with incision and drainage improved short-term outcomes compared with incision and drainage alone.

Emergency department visits for herpes zoster increased from 2006-2013

Emergency department visits for herpes zoster increased from 2006-2013

The number of emergency department visits for herpes zoster have increased from 2006 to 2013.

Minor burns

Minor burns

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

Tofacitinib linked to improvements in nail psoriasis

Tofacitinib linked to improvements in nail psoriasis

Treatment resulted in improvements in nail psoriasis vs placebo at 16 weeks.

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.

First-line biologic treatment for psoriasis influenced by specific factors

First-line biologic treatment for psoriasis influenced by specific factors

Presence of psoriatic arthritis, weight, employment status, baseline disease severity affect the selection of first-line biologic treatment.

FDA approves Dupixent to treat moderate-to-severe eczema

FDA approves Dupixent to treat moderate-to-severe eczema

Participants in clinical studies who received Dupixent achieved clear or almost clear skin and a reduction in itch after 16 weeks of treatment.

FDA approves Siliq for treatment of plaque psoriasis

FDA approves Siliq for treatment of plaque psoriasis

The injected medication has been approved for use by patients who have failed to respond to other systemic therapies.

Wart lesions: intralesional immunotherapy more effective than cryotherapy

Wart lesions: intralesional immunotherapy more effective than cryotherapy

Patients exhibited a significant therapeutic response to immunotherapy compared with cryotherapy.

Blue skin in an elderly woman

Blue skin in an elderly woman

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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

An enlarging mass on the calf

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

Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Food additives may affect recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Participants underwent patch testing for food in an effort to examine whether food additives play a role in recurrent aphthous stomatitis etiology.

FDA approves Eucrisa for eczema treatment

FDA approves Eucrisa for eczema treatment

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In a controlled trial, participants receiving Eucrisa achieved clear or almost clear skin after 28 days of treatment.

Phenotype-based treatments recommended for rosacea

Phenotype-based treatments recommended for rosacea

Phenotype-based treatments are recommended for presenting signs and symptoms of rosacea.

Prescription treatments are more effective in head lice treatment

Prescription treatments are more effective in head lice treatment

Over-the-counted remedies are not as effective as prescription medications.

FDA approves over-the-counter Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

FDA approves over-the-counter Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

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Differin Gell 0.1% (adapalene) is the first retinoid approved for over-the-counter treatment of acne by the FDA.

Routine primary care screening improves detection of melanomas

Routine primary care screening improves detection of melanomas

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Primary care screening can help patients avoid the need for more aggressive therapy and potentially save lives.

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

Skin cancer detection: every clinician's responsibility

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More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.

Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Patients with psoriasis are more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with the likelihood increasing with more severe psoriasis.

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome: diagnosis and management

Learn about nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, including how to diagnose and manage this genetic condition.

Limited data on molluscum contagiosum treatment in HIV

Limited data on molluscum contagiosum treatment in HIV

Overall quality of the studies reviewed was poor, leaving gaps in the development treatment recommendations for MC.

Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.

1 in 4 patients with infantile hemangioma experience rebound growth

1 in 4 patients with infantile hemangioma experience rebound growth

Approximately a quarter of patients with infantile hemangioma experience rebound growth, which happens at a mean age of 17.1 months.

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