Miller et al investigate the possible association between hidradenitis suppurativa and metabolic syndrome in a cross-sectional population- and hospital-based study.
Patel et al perform a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) relative to other treatments.
This survey of Medicare Advantage physician directories for dermatology found that they overestimate the number of in-network physicians available.
Silverberg and coauthors determine the impact of place of birth and residence on vitiligo extent.
Thomas and colleagues compare melanoma-specific survival between patients with histopathologically amelanotic melanoma and those with pigmented melanoma in a large international population-based study.
Everett et al characterize the utility of immunohistochemical screening of sebaceous neoplasms in identification of germline mismatch repair mutations confirming Lynch syndrome.
Rashtak and coauthors assess the risk of inflammatory bowel syndrome mainly in patients with acne with and without isotretinoin exposure.
Nakahara et al describe a patient with pemphigus vulgaris in remission, who had a high enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) index for anti–desmoglein 3 antibody while the indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) result was negative. The authors report this case focusing on the discrepancy between ELISA and IIF findings, as well as on the specific characteristics of the patient’s autoantibodies evaluated by newly developed methods.
Ellebrecht et al describe the use of veltuzumab, a second-generation humanized anti-CD20 antibody, in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris.
Lian et al report a facial port-wine stain of a man in his 70s confirmed by histopathological analysis; a single-nucleotide variant in GNAQ was identified in the PWS-affected tissue but not in the normal skin sample.
This case report demonstrates that pharmacogenetics and the inherent physiologic levels of TNF may explain why TNF inhibitors cause alopecia universalis in some individuals, while treating it in others.
This case reports a novel KIT gain-of-function mutation with S628N substitution.
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