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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535721/short-and-long-term-management-of-an-acute-pustular-psoriasis-flare-a-case-report
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Jorge R Georgakopoulos, Arvin Ighani, Jensen Yeung
BACKGROUND: Generalised pustular psoriasis (GPP) and acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) are chronic, relapsing variants of pustular psoriasis proven to be remarkably challenging to treat. Due to their uncommon presentation, there are few described cases in literature and scarce evidence for management. Further information is needed to help dermatologists formulate treatment plans for patients presenting with such diseases. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a 68-year-old man with a 3-year history of psoriasis presenting to our clinic with a severe breakout of GPP and associated ACH...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514867/acute-temporary-unilateral-facial-nerve-palsy-after-dermatologic-surgery-a-report-of-3-cases
#2
Jacquelyn Majerowski, Yaohui G Xu
Facial nerve dysfunction can be functionally and cosmetically debilitating and is commonly associated with high anxiety for patients. We report 3 cases of temporary, unilateral facial nerve palsy following dermatologic surgery under local anaesthesia over the preauricular cheek and mandibular angle, which, to our knowledge, has not been reported in the literature. Given its frightening presentation mimicking a stroke, it is essential for dermatologists to become aware of this complication to inform their patients more thoroughly...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510496/comparison-of-the-treatment-guidelines-for-actinic-keratosis-a-critical-appraisal-and-review
#3
Patrick Fleming, Stephanie Zhou, Robert Bobotsis, Charles Lynde
There are currently several reputable guidelines on the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) from groups in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. These recommendations, based on evidence or expert consensus, offer clinicians a variety of treatment options for the different clinical presentations of AKs. Although the guidelines are similar in some regards, variations exist in treatment options, duration, and strength of recommendation. Some guidelines also lack input on specific therapies and certain types of AK, such as hypertrophic or thin presentations...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486820/maintenance-of-certification-what-s-to-know
#4
Pat Rich
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program administered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons applies to all Fellows of the Royal College including dermatologists. It is mandatory for those who wish to maintain their fellowship in the Royal College and can be critical for maintaining licensure requirements. Residents can take advantage of the program before becoming Fellows of the Royal College. Fellows and MOC Program participants in the Royal College MOC Program must complete a minimum of 400 credits during a 5-year cycle and a minimum of 40 credits in each year of the cycle...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481644/hidradenitis-suppurativa-intimate-partner-violence-and-sexual-assault
#5
Mia Sisic, Jerry Tan, Kathryn D Lafreniere
BACKGROUND: Sexual assault and intimate partner violence have never been examined in individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa. The research is important, because prior studies show higher incidences of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in individuals with disabilities, and hidradenitis suppurativa meets criteria for a disability. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to examine whether individuals with hidradenitis suppurativa are at significantly higher risk of intimate partner violence and sexual assault compared with individuals who have acne, a recognised disability...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470091/acute-cutaneous-necrosis-a-guide-to-early-diagnosis-and-treatment
#6
Karen Karimi, Ashika Odhav, Ramya Kollipara, Jesse Fike, Carol Stanford, John C Hall
Acute cutaneous necrosis is characterised by a wide range of aetiologies and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, warranting complex considerations in management. Early recognition is imperative in diagnosis and management of sudden gangrenous changes in the skin. This review discusses major causes of cutaneous necrosis, examines the need for early assessment, and integrates techniques related to diagnosis and management. The literature, available via PubMed, on acute cutaneous necrotic syndromes was reviewed to summarise causes and synthesise appropriate treatment strategies to create a clinician's guide in the early diagnosis and management of acute cutaneous necrosis...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453946/a-dermatologist-s-approach-to-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#7
Matthew Hum, Marlene Dytoc
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a debilitating condition caused by hypoestrogenism that presents with vaginal dryness and dyspareunia as well as other genital, sexual, and urinary symptoms. Previously known as atrophic vaginitis, the term GSM is now used. OBJECTIVE: To help familiarise dermatologists with diagnosing and managing GSM. METHODS: In total, 218 articles were identified and reviewed by 2 independent authors using PubMed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448720/mosaic-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
#8
Irene Lara-Corrales, Mitra Moazzami, Maria Teresa García-Romero, Elena Pope, Patricia Parkin, Andrea Shugar, Peter Kannu
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurocutaneous disorder caused by loss-of-function mutation in the NF1 gene. Segmental or mosaic NF1 (MNF) is an uncommon presentation of the NF1 result of postzygotic mutations that present with subtle localised clinical findings. OBJECTIVES: Our study's objectives were to describe the clinical characteristics of children with MNF. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of children diagnosed with MNF at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, from January 1992 to September 2012...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418712/a-cross-sectional-study-of-indoor-tanning-in-fitness-centres
#9
Christina M Huang, Mark G Kirchhof
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a human carcinogen and is associated with the development of skin cancer. The promotion of indoor tanning (IT) at fitness centres is of particular concern as it reinforces the idea that a tan is associated with health and fitness. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of IT in fitness centres, with an emphasis on determining the financial costs, adherence to regulations, and safety precautions. METHODS: Ten cities, representing 9 different Canadian provinces, were chosen for the study...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406719/structured-expert-consensus-on-actinic-keratosis-treatment-algorithm-focusing-on-daylight-pdt
#10
Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Merete Hædersdal, Kirk Barber, Nicole Basset-Seguin, María Emilia Del Pino Flores, Peter Foley, Gaston Galimberti, Rianne Gerritsen, Yolanda Gilarbete, Sally Ibbotson, Ketty Peris, Sheetal Sapra, Eleni Sotiriou, Luis Torezan, Claas Ulrich, Jonathan Guillemot, Janek Hendrich, Rolf-Markus Szeimies
BACKGROUND: A practical and up-to-date consensus among experts is paramount to further improve patient care in actinic keratosis (AK). OBJECTIVES: To develop a structured consensus statement on the diagnosis, classification, and practical management of AK based on up-to-date information. METHODS: A systematic review of AK clinical guidelines was conducted. This informed the preparation of a 3-round Delphi procedure followed by a consensus meeting, which combined the opinions of 16 clinical experts from 13 countries, to construct a structured consensus statement and a treatment algorithm positioning daylight photodynamic therapy (dl-PDT) among other AK treatment options...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384048/intralesional-vitamin-d3-injection-in-the-treatment-of-recalcitrant-warts-a-novel-proposition
#11
Sonia Raghukumar, B C Ravikumar, K N Vinay, M R Suresh, Archit Aggarwal, D P Yashovardhana
BACKGROUND: Verruca vulgaris (viral warts) is a fairly common condition with a plethora of treatment options having variable success rates. Recalcitrant warts are refractory to treatment with often disappointing response and high recurrence rates. Lately, treatment with intralesional injections has gained momentum due to its effectiveness in clearing warts by stimulating the cell-mediated immunity. Vitamin D, when applied topically, regulates epidermal cell proliferation and is involved in the formation of antimicrobial peptides...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362520/a-systematic-review-on-oral-isotretinoin-therapy-and-clinically-observable-wound-healing-in-acne-patients
#12
Katherine A McDonald, Amanda J Shelley, Afsaneh Alavi
The association between isotretinoin and atypical wound healing remains controversial. It is common practice to delay elective procedures for 6 to 24 months after oral isotretinoin therapy. The studies supporting common practices (SCP) recommend extending this period to include the 6 to 24 months preceding treatment. The opposing studies (challenging common practices; CCP) state that the rate of scarring in isotretinoin patients is low and that delaying elective procedures is unnecessary. These practices impact a large number of dermatology patients undergoing acne treatment...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362114/-meth-acrylate-occupational-contact-dermatitis-in-nail-salon-workers
#13
Samuel DeKoven, Joel DeKoven, D Linn Holness
BACKGROUND: Recently, many cases of acrylate-associated allergic contact dermatitis have appeared among nail salon workers. Common acrylate-containing products in nail salons include traditional nail polish, ultraviolet-cured shellac nail polish, ultraviolet-cured gel nails, and press-on acrylic nails. METHODS: Nail salon technicians seen in the occupational medicine clinic in 2015 and 2016 were identified, and their patch test results and clinical features were summarized...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358593/a-case-of-amoxicillin-induced-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis-presenting-as-septic-shock
#14
Katherine A McDonald, Tadeusz A Pierscianowski
This case report demonstrates the challenges of diagnosing and managing acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) presenting as septic shock. The disseminated, erythematous, pustular rash is a common feature. However, extensive organ involvement and life-threatening hypotension are unusual. The constellation of signs has not previously been documented following amoxicillin therapy. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS) were considered in addition to AGEP because of the systemic presentation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358590/cellulitis-secondary-to-liquid-nitrogen-cryotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Christina M Huang, Emily Y Lu, Mark G Kirchhof
BACKGROUND: Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy is a commonly used technique to treat a wide variety of dermatologic conditions including actinic keratoses, non-melanoma skin cancers, verrucae, and seborrheic keratoses. The risks associated with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy are important to know and discuss with patients prior to treatment. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of cellulitis secondary to liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for actinic keratosis. We sought to review the literature for an estimate of secondary infection rates following cryotherapy treatment...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346010/non-healing-perianal-ulcers-in-a-healthy-elderly-male
#16
Alia Cloutier-Bosworth, Karen Naert, Carly Kirshen
BACKGROUND: Perforating dermatoses are a rare group of dermatologic conditions characterized by transepidermal elimination of dermal material that can be primary or acquired secondary to systemic disease. OBJECTIVE: We present an atypical case of perforating dermatosis resembling elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS) presenting with perianal ulcers in an elderly male with no systemic disease or medications and outline his successful treatment course. CONCLUSIONS: Perianal ulcers in an otherwise healthy individual is an unusual presentation for perforating disorders but should be considered in cases not responding to traditional treatment options...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301951/continuous-aspirin-use-does-not-increase-bleeding-risk-of-split-thickness-skin-transplantation-repair-to-chronic-wounds
#17
Yanwei Sun, Yibing Wang, Liang Li, Zheng Zhang, Ning Wang, Dan Wu
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of aspirin therapy before cutaneous surgery may cause serious complications. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the bleeding risk of split-thickness skin transplantation repair to chronic wounds in patients on aspirin therapy. METHODS: A total of 97 patients who underwent split-thickness skin transplantation surgery of chronic wounds during a 2-year period were enrolled. They were categorized on the basis of aspirin therapies...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288525/acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-in-a-child-presenting-as-a-solitary-plantar-hyperkeratotic-plaque
#18
Pierre-Olivier Grenier, Isabelle Auger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated Kaposi sarcoma (KS) among the pediatric population is a rare entity in North America and Europe, and its cutaneous manifestations are not well defined in the literature. The investigators report the case of a boy with an AIDS-associated KS presenting as an infiltrated hyperkeratotic plaque of the plantar arch. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 11-year-old African boy with congenital human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had a skin biopsy of the plantar lesion that was consistent with a KS...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282503/nasal-spinulosis
#19
Alin Laurentiu Tatu
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March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282240/pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-papillary-dermal-elastolysis
#20
Venus Valbuena, Dalal Assaad, Jensen Yeung
BACKGROUND: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis (PXE-PDE), a rare acquired elastolytic disorder, occurs in postmenopausal, elderly women and is characterized by soft, white-yellow papules that localize on the neck and supraclavicular regions and often coalesce into cobblestone plaques. It has no systemic involvement and is histologically distinct from the clinically similar inherited pseudoxanthoma elasticum. CASE SUMMARY: A 64-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a 2-year history of multiple, asymptomatic soft yellow 1- to 2-mm papules on her neck, which were increasing in number...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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