Multiple basal cell carcinomas of several different types can also occur in the same patient, as seen in a recent case study.
Ilya Petrou, M.D.
A new noninvasive skin rejuvenation modality shows great promise in achieving thicker, smoother, more elastic skin.
The evidence linking psoriasis to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease is overwhelming, classifying psoriasis as a systemic disease and not simply a disease of the skin.
A combination therapy using stem cells and bioengineered skin has proven to be very effective in closing the digital ulcers occurring in scleroderma patients.
Sheffield, England — New research data demonstrates that mild, moderate and potent strengths of topical corticosteroids (TCS) cause a thinning of the stratum corneum, particularly when applied for longer periods of time, whereas topical calcineurin inhibitors show no negative change in the integrity of the skin barrier.
Wonju, South Korea — While high-dose UVB is detrimental to the epidermal permeability barrier, low-dose UVB can be therapeutic in mending a defective epidermal barrier and antimicrobial function, such as in atopic dermatitis, according to one dermatologist.
New Haven, Conn. — The shortage of dermatologists in the United States is getting progressively worse, and patients and practicing dermatologists are being affected.
Making an accurate diagnosis of a given dermatosis can be easy when the clinical symptoms and the patient population are textbook presentations; however, exceptions make the rule.
In a recent case study, a patient receiving infliximab for the treatment of ulcerative colitis paradoxically developed widespread pyoderma gangrenosum lesions, a disease which normally responds well to this biologic therapy.
A recent study ushers in the era of molecular surgery as laser-assisted "nanosuturing" proves to be superior to traditional suture closing techniques not only in terms of cosmesis but also in the tensile strength and quality of wound closure. According to Dr. Sandy Tsao, who spearheaded the first human clinical trial, this novel technique is set to change the way physicians approach and manage surgical wounds in the future.