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Knuckling down on knuckle pads

A frustrated patient Promising a patient to knuckle down and review the latest literature on knuckle pads to see if there are any new management strategies for this benign, but aggravating, condition.

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The dermatological manifestations of COVID-19: Part II

Our practice has made the decision to remain open for urgent and emergent cases. I am so incredibly proud of my colleagues, staff, and residents for their dedication and resilience in this crisis situation.

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The profound dermatological manifestations of COVID-19

Cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 may be rare but no other disease has ever had a more profound effect on dermatologists. The goal of every institution, practice, physician, patient, and human is to slow the spread of the virus.

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The 2020 vision for nemolizumab in atopic dermatitis

Nemolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that antagonizes IL-31RA, thereby blocking IL-31 signaling on its effector cells, including peripheral neurons. It decreased pruritus, sleep disturbance, and topical use of hydrocortisone.

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Anterolateral leg alopecia: Seen but unrecognized

Theories regarding the pathogenesis of ALA abound ranging from leg crossing, trouser-rubbing, friction, an association with androgenetic alopecia, associated autoimmunity, or as a variant of normal. No theory has been substantiated.

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A niche within NICH

Compared to infantile hemangiomas that grow rapidly after birth and then involute, congenital hemangiomas arise and proliferate in utero. New reports suggest that a subset of NICH lesions may actually grow postnatally.

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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.

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