Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Considerations before ordering genetic tests
July 15, 2019

Recognize whether the test being ordered is the right one for the condition suspected, as well as whether the patient’s insurance company will fund it, Jennifer Hand, M.D., told colleagues at the Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting this weekend in Austin, Texas.

New triggers for contact dermatitis in adults and kids
July 14, 2019

Rajani Katta, M.D., shared some of the new triggers for contact dermatitis at this weekend's Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. With a practice nearly exclusively dedicated to treating this condition, she's seen a rising number of cases related to essential oils and flavorings.

Advanced therapeutics for severe atopic dermatitis
July 12, 2019

While topical therapies may suffice for mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis, systemic agents may become necessary for more severe disease. Peter Lio, M.D., discusses his approach to treatment utilizing available therapies.

Topical cantharidin shows efficacy, safety for molluscum contagiosum treatment
July 12, 2019

Molluscum contagiosum can often have a negative impact on the quality of life of affected children. Recent data show high lesion clearance compared with placebo.