Updates on Psoriasis and Related Comorbidities

Shanna Miranti, MPAS, PA-C, shares highlights from her shared session at the 2022 SDPA Conference.

At the 2022 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants conference in Miami, Florida, Shanna Miranti, MPAS, board-certified physician assistant at Riverchase Dermatology in Naples, Florida, presented her updates on acne mimickers during the “Kodachromes” session. Miranti spoke alongside fellow colleagues Ted Rosen, MD, professor and vice-chair of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; Cynthia Trickett, MPAS, board-certified physician assistant at North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, Texas; and Matthew Zirwas, MD, FAAD, and founder of the Bexley Dermatology Research Clinic in Bexley, Ohio.

“My particular segment was on acne mimickers. These are things that can trip us up in everyday practice. So, I want you to be on the lookout for those acne mimickers. If your treatments that you know should be working are not working, then it's really either one of two things, either your patients are not being compliant, or it may not be acne,” said Miranti.

Video transcript:

Shanna Miranit, PA-C: Hi, everyone, my name is Shanna Miranti. I'm a physician assistant with Riverchase Dermatology in Naples, Florida. It has been my honor to be speaking again at this year's SDPA conference in Miami, Florida.

So, for the “Kodachromes” lecture, I hope you enjoyed a very exciting panel on some fun and interesting topics. Dr. Ted Rosen, who is the medical director of the SDPA, Miami, myself, Shannon Miranti, Cynthia Trickett, and Dr. Matt Zirwas were up on stage giving you some really exciting cases. Hopefully, you were stimulated, hopefully, you had to think a little bit. But hopefully, you will be able to take away from "Kodachromes,” some tips and techniques that you can bring back to your practice. My particular segment was on acne mimickers. These are things that can trip us up in everyday practice. So, I want you to be on the lookout for those acne mimickers. If your treatments that you know should be working are not working, then it's really either one of two things, either your patients are not being compliant, or it may not be acne. So, think beyond the horses in the room, look to find those zebras, and that will help you succeed in the future and in treating your patients.