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ICI-induced subacute cutaneous lupus

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus has been associated with, or induced by, immune checkpoint inhibitors. Clinicians should be familiar with this information as the number of such cases will likely increase.

Championing the use of “reactive granulomatous dermatitis”

Consider using the term “reactive granulomatous dermatitis” (RGD) in your dermatologic practice, prompting search for an underlying associated systemic condition following a thorough review of systems.

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Seeing red with dupilumab

Dupilumab may cause a variety of erythematous rashes, usually distributed on the face and neck. Dermatologists have to consider several clinical scenarios before embarking on the appropriate treatment for this adverse reaction.

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Saving face: Recognizing facial discoid dermatosis

Facial discoid dermatosis is a recently defined recalcitrant disorder that requires differentiation from psoriasis, tinea, and cutaneous lupus. Most cases suggest a relationship to pityriasis rubra pilaris, but this requires further study.

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A nail-biting commentary

Nail-biting (onychophagia) is a common problem that can range in severity, with potential complications beyond the nails. Treatment, if desired, must be tailored to the patient with nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches.

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A surgeon’s intention is to reduce secondary infection

Surgical site infections appear most commonly on the lower extremities, which may be more common in a wound healing by secondary intention. We must recognize patients at risk and determine the role of antibiotic prophylaxis.

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