Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including cercarial dermatitis cases popping up across beaches in Connecticut, reports of Florida dermatologists encountering patients with leprosy, and more.
A new study published in Scientific Reports found that exercise routines such as weightlifting and aerobics improved the health of facial skin and tissue, making people's skin appear more youthful "at a cellular level."
In Australia, researchers say that more than 25% of golfers develop skin cancer at some point during their lifetime due to the country's frequency and intensity of sun exposure. With this in mind, golfers from Australia are more than 2.4 times more likely to get skin cancer than non-golfers.
Actress Mandy Moore has shared that her young son has been diagnosed with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, a rare, spontaneous, and viral childhood rash. The news has brought the condition into the spotlight. Read more about the condition here.
In Greenwich, Connecticut, officials are warning of the rise of cercarial dermatitis, or "swimmers itch," that have been traced back to several of the state's beaches. Howard Selinger, MD, discussed treatment and prevention options for the condition that commonly arises during summer months.
Cortina Health, a Tennessee-based startup, seeks to "democratize dermatology" by improving teledermatology access on a nationwide scale. Through Cortina, patients have virtual access to board-certified dermatologists in all 50 US states.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is spreading in Central Florida. Two dermatologists practicing in Central Florida recently published a letter in the Centers for Disease Control's journal. They say they have encountered a patient with the condition who has not recently left the state.
According to Technavio, the dermatology market is projected to grow by more than 12 million US dollars in the next 5 years. North America alone is projected to contribute to 39% of this growth.
At the Hugel Expert Leader's Forum (HELF) last week in Seoul, South Korea, experts discussed the importance of patient language, education, and bridging the gap between providers and their patients when it comes to aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology.
MK Dermatology is now the first direct care dermatology practice in the state of Indiana.