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May 2018

Inpatient Dermatologists—Crucial for the Management of Skin Diseases in Hospitalized Patients

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • 2Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • 3Assistant Section Editor, JAMA Dermatology Patient Page
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(5):524-525. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.6195

Inpatient dermatology is an emerging subspecialty focused on the care of skin diseases in hospitalized patients.1 Inpatient dermatologists provide expertise that the primary team and other consultative services lack. The cases encountered in hospital dermatology are often different from those seen in the traditional dermatology outpatient clinic and therefore require dermatologists with specific expertise.

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