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September 2018, Vol 154, No. 9, Pages 985-1097

In This Issue of JAMA Dermatology


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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):985. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3853

Prescription to Over-the-Counter Switch of Metronidazole and Azelaic Acid for Treatment of Rosacea

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):997-998. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1667

This Viewpoint considers the advantages and disadvantages of topical treatments for rosacea, specifically metronidazole and azelaic acid, undergoing review to switch from prescription to over-the-counter availability.

Scabies—An Ancient Disease With Unanswered Questions in Modern Times

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1891

This Viewpoint discusses the global disease burden of scabies, as well as its diagnosis and treatment.

Original Investigation

Sunscreen Use and Melanoma Risk Among Young Australian Adults

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1001-1009. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1774

This population-based, case-control family study of data collected for the Australian Melanoma Family Study assesses the association of sunscreen use in childhood and early adulthood with the risk of cutaneous melanoma before age 40 years.

Evaluation of a Brief Dermatologist-Delivered Intervention vs Usual Care on Sun Protection Behavior

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1010-1016. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2331

This longitudinal controlled cohort study examines the association of a brief dermatologist-delivered intervention with patient satisfaction and sun protection behavior among adults receiving dermatology care.

Association Between Mediterranean Anti-inflammatory Dietary Profile and Severity of Psoriasis: Results From the NutriNet-Santé Cohort

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1017-1024. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2127

This cohort study uses a self-completed questionnaire by respondents in the French NutriNet-Santé study to evaluate the association between a Mediterranean anti-inflammatory dietary profile and the severity of psoriasis.

Economic Analysis of a Noninvasive Molecular Pathologic Assay for Pigmented Skin Lesions

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1025-1031. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1764

This economic analysis assesses the costs of use of the pigmented lesion assay vs visual and histopathologic assessment in model inputs of patients with primary pigmented lesions suggestive of melanoma.

Incidence of Endemic Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the United States

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1032-1039. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2133

This observational study reviews cases of endemic human leishmaniasis occurring in the United States, mostly in Texas, over a 10-year period.

Trends and Scope of Dermatology Procedures Billed by Advanced Practice Professionals From 2012 Through 2015

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1040-1044. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1768

This longitudinal study uses Medicare data from 2012 through 2015 to review the trends in scope and volume of dermatology procedures performed by advanced practice professionals such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Effect of Stress Ball Use or Hand-holding on Anxiety During Skin Cancer Excision: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1045-1049. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1783

This randomized clinical trial examines the effects of hand-holding vs stress ball use compared with usual care on anxiety in patients undergoing excisional removal of nonmelanoma skin cancer of the head or neck with local anesthesia.

Comparison of Clinical Course and Treatment Outcome for Patients With Early Disseminated or Early Localized Lyme Borreliosis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1050-1056. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2306

This cohort study compares the development and treatment outcome of disease among European patients with Lyme borreliosis manifested as either multiple erythema migrans or as erythema migrans as well as controls without a history of the disease.

Brief Report

Timing of Onset of Adverse Cutaneous Reactions Associated With Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 Inhibitor Therapy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1057-1061. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1912

This observational study assesses the timing of onset of cutaneous reactions after initiation of programmed cell death protein 1 therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma or carcinoma.

Association Between Severe Acute Contact Dermatitis Due to Nigella sativa Oil and Epidermal Apoptosis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1062-1065. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2120

This case series describes the clinical and histologic features of severe acute contact dermatitis due to Nigella sativa oil and investigates the components responsible for such eruptions.

Characteristics and Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors of Adult Sunless Tanners in the United States

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1066-1071. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2054

This secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study using data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey assesses the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviors of US adults who are sunless tanners.

JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge

Polymorphic Erythematous Macules and Plaques With Dysesthesia

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1076-1077. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0365

A woman in her 50s presented with a 2-year history of disseminated dermatosis involving the trunk and limbs; the dermatosis was characterized by polymorphic erythematous macules and plaques with elevated and indurated borders without evanescence to pressure. What is your diagnosis?

Linear Keratotic Lesions in a Young Woman

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1078-1079. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0024

A woman in her 20s presented with linear hyperkeratotic papules on her right arm in a Blaschkoid pattern. What is your diagnosis?

Necrotizing Anogenital Ulcer in a Healthy 8-Month-Old Male

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1080-1081. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0287

A healthy 8-month-old male infant was admitted for management of a rapidly progressive, painful anogenital ulcer; the lesion had developed acutely over 48 hours and had an associated symptom, but no fevers, chills, or other systemic symptoms. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Facial-Aging App Availability in Waiting Rooms as a Potential Opportunity for Skin Cancer Prevention

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1907

This survey study explores whether a single exposure of adult patients in a waiting room to an app that approximates facial UV damage may lead to altered UV protection behavior.

Association of Low Socioeconomic Status With Hidradenitis Suppurativa in the United States

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1086-1088. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2117

This cohort analysis evaluates the association of low socioeconomic status with hidradenitis suppurativa among patients in the United States.

Association of Lichen Planopilaris With Dyslipidemia

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1088-1089. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1749

This cohort study evaluates the association between lichen planopilaris, hyperlipidemia, and metabolic syndrome.

A Comparison of Tanning Habits Among Gym Tanners and Other Tanners

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1090-1091. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1779

This survey study evaluates the incidence of tanning in adults who use indoor gyms.


Onychomadesis Following a Fish Pedicure

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1091-1092. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1827

This case report describes the occurrence of onychomadesis in a patient following a fish pedicure.

Reflectance Confocal Microscopic and En Face Histopathologic Correlation of the Dermoscopic “Circle Within a Circle” in Lentigo Maligna

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1092-1094. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2216

This case report describes a process by which the dermoscopic “circle within a circle” feature can be correlated with findings of reflectance confocal microscopic (RCM) and en face histopathologic findings from a lentigo maligna lesion.

Resolution of Atypical Lichen Myxedematosus Following Successful Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection With Sofosbuvir-Velpatasvir Combination Therapy

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1094-1096. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2379

This case report describes a patient with lichen myxedematosus that resolved after sofosbuvir-velpatasvir treatment for hepatitis C infection.

Topical Crisaborole—A Potential Treatment for Recalcitrant Palmoplantar Psoriasis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):1096-1097. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2397

This case report describes the use of topical crisaborole to treat previously treatment-refractory palmoplantar psoriasis

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JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(9):987. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.3854