Free drug samples may alter prescription habits of dermatologists

Image: PD 1. For treatment of acne vulgaris, 79% of nationwide prescriptions were written for brand-name generic and brand-name drugs, whereas a large academic medical...

Severe acne linked to endometriosis

1. Women who reported a history of severe acne were more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.  2. A history of severe acne was independently...

Various factors impact quality of life in patients with chronic pruritus

Image: NCBI  1. Demographic characteristics, personality, etiology, and pruritus parameters (such as duration, frequency, severity, and location) significantly affected quality of life in patients with...

New laser therapy may improve the skin texture of keratosis pilaris

1. Three treatment visits with an 810-nm diode laser for patients with ketosis pilaris improved the surface irregularities of the skin. Evidence Rating Level:...

Hidradenitis suppurativa linked with metabolic syndrome

1. An association between patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) was revealed in this study.                                            2. While diabetes mellitus, general obesity,...

Biofilm-producing staphylococci occlude eccrine sweat ducts in atopic dermatitis

Image: PD  1. Biofilm production by staphylococcal species found in normal skin flora occlude eccrine sweat ducts in atopic dermatitis (AD).  2. Specific staphylococcal species, including...

Initial primary invasive or in situ melanoma increases risk of subsequent invasive melanoma

Image: PD  1. Development of subsequent primary invasive melanoma following a first invasive or in situ lesion was significantly increased when compared to the age-...

Four rash patterns common in adults with parvovirus infection

Image: PD/CDC 1. Parvovirus B19 infection is rare in adults, but can produce a cutaneous rash as seen in children. This rash can be classified...

Afamelanotide plus UV-B phototherapy effective for vitiligo

1. In patients with vitiligo, treatment with a combination of afamelanotide and narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B) phototherapy resulted in faster re-pigmentation compared with NB-UV-B monotherapy....

Population-based risk factors and geographical trends identified for vitiligo

1. Foreign born adults with vitiligo self-reported lower affected body surface area (BSA) when compared with native born US adults. 2. Either being born or...

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