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After using a drug for years, physicians become comfortable with the benefits and risks of the frequently prescribed agent. I have utilized ustekinumab extensively — learning of new adverse reactions is sobering.

PML is a nightmare. For any dermatologist seeing patients with autoimmune diseases, HIV, lymphoproliferative disorders, or who are on immunosuppressive medications, PML is a ‘sword of Damocles’ ...

Prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, measles killed more than 2·5 million people annually. 

As a dermatology resident, I was mesmerized by the concept of “angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia” (AILD) after seeing a patient presented at our weekly conference...

Widespread actinic keratoses are problematic to patients and physicians, not only because of their pre-cancerous nature, but because of the cosmesis and discomfort associated with them. 

The Janus kinase inhibitors are taking the dermatologic therapeutic world by storm — at least in the literature. 

I recently encountered a patient who expressed his disappointment in me, complaining that I was too slow to diagnose a lentigo maligna in a facial solar lentigo...

Tick-induced mammalian meat allergy (MMA) has become an emergent allergy on six continents where humans are bitten by ticks.

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The goal of this website is to improve the practice of dermatology, while being stimulating, practical, thought-provoking, and enlightening. Perspectives on current dermatologic literature are offered that are meant to be used in the clinic. It was created in 2016 by Warren R. Heymann, MD. Learn more about the editorial board