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Mogamulizumab for CTCL

Over the past 20 years, 6 systemic therapies have been FDA approved to fill the gap between the familiar skin-directed treatments and the traditional cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents that were previously the one option for advanced disease.

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Unmasking the complications of PPE

he global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has heightened the need to use PPE as a safety precaution, highlighting the problems associated with infection-prevention measures, most notably masks and gloves.

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COVID-19 Part VI: Going to the dogs

Fortunately, there have been very few domesticated animals that have been reported to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. With this knowledge, pets are not believed to play a major role in transmission of this coronavirus to humans.

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Why you should hear about the red ear syndrome

According to Lambru et al, RES episodes are characterized by mostly unilateral, or occasionally bilateral, attacks of paroxysmal burning sensations and reddening of the external ear.

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Incysting on understanding pilar cysts

Chances are you will see patients with at least one pilar cyst today. You will reassure them of their benignity, stating that the risk of their becoming cancerous is infinitesimal, and perhaps you will excise some lesions.

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Et tu, Ibrutinib?

If you have not yet seen any adverse reactions to ibrutinib, it will not be long before you do. From a dermatologist’s vantage point, there are several presentations, related to ibrutinib’s mechanism and the underlying condition.

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