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Make the Diagnosis: College Girl ’s Scaly Skin Scare
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An 18-year-old international college student went to the campus health clinic a few weeks after arriving from India. Before she left home, she had noticed some small brown macules that were widespread, primarily on her trunk. They were very itchy, but leaving the heat of India had helped and otherwise they weren't a problem. She hadn't had time to get to a doctor for a diagnosis while she was preparing to leave for college. Now, the lesions had developed an annular configuration and a fine scaly plaque, and the itching was bothering her once again. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: M...
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 16, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

New Guidelines a Boon for Skin Cancer Staging
(MedPage Today) -- AJCC-8 guide expands definition of T3 cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 15, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Derms: Oral Contraceptives as Acne Tx Warrant Caution
(MedPage Today) -- Consent laws not clear with respect to minors and oral contraceptive pills (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 14, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

In PsA, Targets Not Being Met (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Even with residual disease, few patients have treatment adjustment (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 14, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Oncolytic Virus Succeeds in Melanoma Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Add-on to ipilimumab better than drug alone (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - October 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Thyroid Screening Advised for Some Kids with Alopecia Areata
(MedPage Today) -- Those with atopy, Down syndrome, and familial history may be at increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Psoriasis Severity Tied to Greater Death Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Risk calculated based on Body Surface Area measurement (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Is This Itch an Infestation?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old man went to his primary care doctor complaining about pruritic skin lesions on his foot and lower leg. The lesions looked like someone had drawn red lines on his leg in a serpiginous configuration. He couldn't recall doing anything out of the ordinary recently other than a trip to Puerto Rico three weeks earlier. During the trip he and his wife had mostly stayed close to their hotel, just walking down the dirt path to the beach. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Consensus Lacking on Melanoma Tx in Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- Expert offers strategies on optimal management (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: App Tracks Vitamin D
(MedPage Today) -- But lacks evidence for claims and purpose (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Psoriasis: Metabolomics May Soon Improve Disease Management
(MedPage Today) -- Beyond genetics and immunology, a new frontier in research (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - September 1, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Rare Affair of Scalp Hair
(MedPage Today) -- The mother of a 7-year-old boy asked about a patch of unruly hair on the occipital area of her son's head. Until about 9 months ago he had always had a very short haircut, but now that he wanted to grow his hair longer, they noticed that this area always seemed very kinky, a little bit lighter in color, more fragile, and easily tangled. At first his mother thought it was because he didn't comb it before bedtime, but no amount of care made a difference. No one else in the family had very curly hair or a similar patch of hair, and he was otherwise healthy. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 28, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Did Summer Job Give Fingers the Blues?
(MedPage Today) -- A 19-year-old woman asked her primary care doctor about something strange that had started happening to her hands any time she was at her summer job where they kept the air conditioning at frigid temperatures. She noticed that fingers on both hands would turn white and then blue. They would feel cold and kind of numb, but not really painful. This had been going on for many weeks over the course of the summer, which had been pretty stressful because it was a tough internship. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 28, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

NASH FibroSure Test Useful for Tracking Fibrosis in Psoriasis
(MedPage Today) -- Noninvasive test could lower number of liver biopsies needed (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Melanoma and Wrong-Site Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- More patient involvement is one way to prevent this major error (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Comorbidities Compromise Treatment in PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High overall illness burden linked with worse response, shorter treatment (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Says Yes to Tofacitinib for PsA
(MedPage Today) -- Clear efficacy for symptoms, but radiographic progression benefit remains unclear (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 3, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Opioid Abuse Tx Offers Hope for Genetic Dermatosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with Hailey-Hailey disease showed significant improvement in disease extent (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 3, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Scaly Hand
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 63-year-old man went to his primary care doctor to ask about a verrucous scaly papule that had grown in the last 2 weeks on his dorsal hand where he often had a lot of sun exposure in his job as a construction foreman. The patient said he was trying to quit smoking. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 31, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

No Special Risks Seen with Long-Term Steroids in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One exception: cataracts (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Laser Treatment Appears to Reduce Eye Floater Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients reported improved eye floater symptoms related to posterior vitreous detachment with YAG laser vitreolysis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

No Survival Bump with Anti-PD-1 Drug in Melanoma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Crossover, risk imbalances blamed (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Showing Promise for Many Skin Problems (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Conditions ranging from alopecia to vitiligo (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis Often Remits During Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Arthritis trends favorably; psoriasis improves or remains stable (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Skin Fold Mystery
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 36-year-old woman with a long history of cigarette smoking went to her primary care physician complaining of multiple smooth nodules and abscesses that had developed on intertriginous areas, including her underarms and the skin folds of her breasts. She noticed that they had appeared prior to her last period, healed with scarring, and then appeared again just before her most recent period. She thought maybe she just needed to lose weight to avoid her skin rubbing against itself and causing irritation. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 5, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Acne Predicts Academic Success: That ’s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, coffee lowers melanoma risk (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 24, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Tofacitinib a Winner in PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results with oral drug similar to biologics (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 19, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Papule prevention possible?
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 22-year-old woman asked her primary care physician about a number of tiny smooth brown and black papules that had slowly developed across her cheeks over the past year. She wondered if they were the same thing that her mother and aunt had, although they both had a lot more. Would she eventually have as many of the little papules as they did, or could she do something to prevent it? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Watch-and-Wait OK in Sentinel Node Positive Melanoma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial results called practice-changing (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CBO Still Sees Surge in Uninsured with AHCA
(MedPage Today) -- Also: FDA panel backs new breast cancer drug, Epogen biosimilar (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Extremity Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: The mother of a 3-year-old brought her daughter to the pediatrician when she developed a rash of smooth papules across her buttocks that spread outward to her arms and down her legs. It barely appeared on her trunk. She complained that it was itchy and had a fever and enlarged lymph nodes. Just a short time before the rash appeared, the mother reported that her daughter had recovered from Epstein-Barr virus. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 18, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Infliximab Biosimilar: Getting Closer to Interchangeability (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New studies show no differences in patients who switch (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 9, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Abatacept Helps Joints in Psoriatic Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits were less for skin manifestations (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - May 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Scalp Pain Stumper
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 7-year-old boy was brought to the pediatrician by his mother. They had recently resettled in the United States after more than a year in a crowded refugee camp. His mother pointed out some areas of non-scarring alopecia and fine scaly plaques on the child's scalp. He had complained about scalp tenderness and itching for the last couple of months. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

MorningBreak: Coke Levels Playing Field; Heroin, Elephant Tranquilizer; Lead Poisoning in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dupixent: Injection for Eczema Wins FDA Nod
(MedPage Today) -- Approved for patients not responding to or unable to use topical agents (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 28, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Preterm Birth, LBW Infants More Common Among Female Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- Also higher prevalence of cesarean delivery (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 23, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Jungle Dining Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 28-year-old male living in a tropical area in Mexico presents with a 1-month history of progressive, pruritic lesions on his back, legs, and buttocks. The lesions erupted a day after he visited a jungle village where he ate snake and armadillo. He has no pain and no fever. The lesions have evolved from vesicles to pustules, and have increased in number, with new lesions appearing on the legs and behind the knees. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 20, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Biologic-Naive PsA Patients Persist on Therapy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pattern similar to what is seen in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 19, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Childhood Skin Challenge
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 15-year-old boy presents with rough, corrugated plaques on his hands, wrist, feet, and ankles. The presentation appeared shortly after birth and has worsened over the years. The palms of his hands and soles of his feet--as well as his face and abdomen--remain unaffected, with no rash or plaques. He reports no itching or pain, and is otherwise healthy. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Leg Itch That Persists
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 48-year-old woman asked her dermatologist about several red lesions that were extremely pruritic. They were scattered haphazardly on the back of her leg. A few of the lesions were still smooth nodules, but others were now excoriations; she just couldn't stop scratching them no matter how hard she tried. She estimated they had been there for nearly a month. She had a history of atopic dermatitis, but this didn't feel like the same thing. Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 13, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Morning Break: NFL Painkiller Woes; Correcting Mutations; Super-Sized Memory
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 10, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Brief, Broad-Area Treatment Clears Actinic Keratosis
(MedPage Today) -- High patient satisfaction with ingenol disoxate (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

RA Drug Active in Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple endpoints improved with tofacitinib (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 8, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Mohs an Option in Older Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Good 8-year survival outcomes seen in patients 85 and up (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cimzia Passes Muster in Two Psoriasis Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Met primary efficacy goals versus placebo; third trial still to come (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Dramatic Responses to Biologic in Atopic Dermatitis
(MedPage Today) -- High marks for dual cytokine inhibitor in adults, children (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

One Biologic Bests Another in Head-to-Head Psoriasis Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Taltz turns in better results than Stelara on severity indices (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 6, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news