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Make the Diagnosis: A Blue-Black Facial Nodule -- What's Your Best Guess?

β€” A 64-year-old postal worker visited his doctor about a lesion that he first noticed on his face 2 months prior. Can you diagnose the patient?

2 Hrs Ago
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FDA OKs First Cellular Therapy for Melanoma

Lifileucel approved as treatment for advanced melanoma after anti-PD-1 and targeted therapy

Feb 16, 2024
New Acne Guidelines Recommend Topical Combinations, Judicious Use of Antibiotics

Conditional approval for novel treatments, doxycycline over minocycline for antibiotic therapy

Feb 14, 2024
FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite

Vasodilator iloprost significantly cut the risk of amputations in trial

Feb 14, 2024
Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

Feb 13, 2024
FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite

Vasodilator iloprost significantly cut the risk of amputations in trial

Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

Dermatology Case Studies

Restricted Leg Movement in a Tween Boy Reveals an Insidious Skin Disorder

Long-ignored patches of progressively hardening skin finally receive a rare diagnosis

A photo of a boy wincing as he tries to bend his leg.
Teen With Severe, Recalcitrant Dermatomyositis Seeks New Option

Treatment-resistant juvenile dermatomyositis resolved by targeting elevated interferon-beta

A close up photo of a teen girl with a face rash.
Patient Develops Inflamed Rash After Double Mastectomy

Incision sites were itchy, painful, red, and oozing and were not showing signs of healing

A photo of a woman with skin allergy test patches on her back.

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New Treatment for NASH; Human Milk for Preterm Infants

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Feb 10, 2024
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New Gene Therapy for Skin Wounds Improved Vision in Young Boy

Future studies must ensure the approach is safe, without serious side effects, expert says

Feb 08, 2024
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Make the Diagnosis: Fever. Rash. Tachycardia. Hypotension. We Need a Diagnosis Quickly.

A 16-year-old girl was brought to the ER due to fever, chills, and a diffuse sunburn-like rash that had developed over the past day. Can you diagnose the patient?

Feb 08, 2024
A photo of a rash on a person's arm
High Response Rates in Psoriasis With Oral IL-23 Inhibitor

At least 75% improvement in up to 79% of patients at 16 weeks, 90% improvement in 60%

Feb 07, 2024
A close-up photo of psoriasis on a woman’s elbow.
Smoking Tied to Increased Mortality From Early-Stage Melanoma

Association only see among current smokers, however

Feb 06, 2024
A close up photo of a man smoking a cigarette.
Restricted Leg Movement in a Tween Boy Reveals an Insidious Skin Disorder

Long-ignored patches of progressively hardening skin finally receive a rare diagnosis

Feb 05, 2024
A photo of a boy wincing as he tries to bend his leg.
Make the Diagnosis: A Young Woman With a White-ish Neck Rash: What’s Your Take?

A 32-year-old woman visited her doctor concerned about a rash that developed on her neck and chest 3 months prior. Can you diagnose the patient?

Jan 23, 2024
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Opioid Exposure in Womb Tied to Kids' Risk for Eczema, Dermatitis, and Asthma

No link between prenatal exposure and risk for autoimmune conditions, however

Jan 18, 2024
A photo of a preterm infant sleeping in an incubator.
FDA Clears AI-Powered Non-Invasive Skin Cancer Detector

Intended for use in primary care, handheld device is first of its kind

Jan 17, 2024
 FDA CLEARED DermaSensor over a computer rendering of the device in use.
Alopecia on the Rise After COVID, Study Suggests

Incidence of alopecia areata nearly doubled in people who had a COVID infection

Jan 10, 2024
A photo of a man’s hair affected by alopecia areata
Shingles Vaccine Highly Effective Over 4 Years

Two-dose Shingrix vaccine also provided long-term protection in people taking corticosteroids

Jan 09, 2024
A photo of the packaging and vials of Shingrix
At-Home Treatment for Molluscum Contagiosum Wins FDA Approval

Berdazimer gel led to 30% complete/near-complete clearance after 12 weeks in randomized trials

Jan 08, 2024
FDA APPROVED berdazimer gel (Zelsuvmi) over a photo of molluscum contagiosum warts on the thigh of a child
Futile Immunotherapy for Cancer Grows More Common

Occurs most often at non-academic and low-volume centers

Jan 04, 2024
An image of a senior man laying on a hospital bed with an intravenous line attached to his arm.
This Biomarker Predicts Survival in Autoimmune Lung Disease

Elevations in one particular cytokine tied to markedly worse prognosis

Dec 28, 2023
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