Rare Disease

Psoriatic Arthritis Mutilans
December 05, 2022

Arthritis mutilans, often called resorptive arthritis, is the most severe and rare form of psoriatic arthritis, affecting only about 5-16% of patients.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis: A Rare Disease
December 02, 2022

Erythrodermic psoriasis, affecting about 1-2% of psoriatic patients, is a rare, potentially life-threatening variant of psoriasis.

An Overview of Harlequin Ichthyosis
December 01, 2022

Harlequin ichthyosis is a rare skin disorder with thick, large, plate-like scales over the entire body that later develop into erythroderma.

Continuing Medical Education: Three Things to Know About Pustular Psoriasis
November 29, 2022

Pustular psoriasis (PP) is a rare and potentially serious inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 1% of patients with psoriasis.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Current and Future Treatments
November 11, 2022

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that presents with painful, deep, and inflamed lesions found in flexural, apocrine gland-bearing sites.

An Overview of Argyria
November 07, 2022

Argyria is a rare dermatologic condition that presents with blue or grey mucocutaneous discoloration following cutaneous exposure or ingestion of silver.

The Weekly Roundup: October 31-November 4
November 04, 2022

ICYMI, this week we had stories about blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, epidermolysis bullosa, an interview with Seth Matarasso, MD, and more.

Epidermolysis Bullosa: The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of
November 02, 2022

Epidermolysis bullosa is a broad term used to identify a group of genetic disorders that result in skin blistering and fragility.

Erythropoietic Protoporphyria: A Brief Review
November 02, 2022

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is a life-long and debilitating disorder resulting from defects in the enzymes in heme synthesis. Patients with the disease are cast indoors due to extreme photosensitivity.

Morgellons Disease: A Mysterious Disease
November 01, 2022

MD is a type of delusional parasitosis where patients report that their skin contains parasites, toxins, fibers, or other foreign material.