Lebwohl et al assessed 12-month recurrence rates and safety associated with ingenol mebutate gel treatment in patients who previously had achieved complete clearance of actinic keratoses. Patients received ingenol mebutate gel daily to actinic keratoses for 3 consecutive days on the face or scalp or 2 consecutive days on the trunk or extremities.
Tsilika et al study the clinical presentation and frequency of hyperpigmentation in patients receiving interferon alfa treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
Coups and coauthors examined linguistic acculturation and skin cancer–related behaviors among US Hispanic adults to determine whether English-acculturated Hispanics would report less frequent shade seeking and use of sun protective clothing and higher rates of sunscreen use, sunbathing, and indoor tanning.
Kia et al conducted a prospective trial comparing polyglactin 910 suture material with the novel long-acting absorbable poly-4 hydroxybutyrate suture to determine whether prolonged intradermal support would help decrease scar spread.
Guitera and colleagues investigate whether in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy mapping of difficult lentigo maligna cases might alter patient care and management.
Dr Menzies et al evaluated the dermoscopy features of 467 lesions, 83 of which were nodular melanoma, to validate criteria used in diagnosis.
To evaluate a melanoma simulation model to teach visual assessment and counseling skills, Jain et al randomly assigned third-year medical students to receive an intervention before or after a standardized patient. The study used 2 simulation models replicating melanomas and abnormal or benign nevi.
Bhutani et al examine the relationship between psoriasis patient characteristics and access to health care and determine out-of-pocket costs for psoriasis care.
Higgins and coauthors report 25 cases of pregnancy-associated nipple hyperkeratosis.
Vivehanantha et al report a case of dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa with late-onset cutaneous manifestations. A biopsy specimen showed subepidermal blistering. Clinical suspicion of hereditary epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa led to mutation analysis of COL7A1, which confirmed a novel, heterozygous nonglycine missense mutation.
Randhawa and colleagues present a case series of 3 pediatric patients with HS who were successfully treated with oral finasteride, resulting in decreased frequency and severity of disease flares with no significant adverse effects.
Mir et al report the cutaneous features of Crouzon syndrome with widespread early-onset acanthosis nigricans, including hypopigmented scars at surgical sites and nevi.
Ingen-Housz-Oro et al describe 2 patients with skin-isolated IgG4-related disease, investigate the immunological profile of the skin infiltrates in this cutaneous selflimited IgG4-related disease, and discuss the mechanism of action of thalidomide as possible treatment.
Sapra et al describe 4 patients with pearly penile papules treated with a pulsed dye laser.
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