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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in dermatology

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are now approved for weight loss, which may benefit dermatoses associated with excess weight. Dermatologists should be familiar with the potential adverse effects and benefits of these drugs.

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Anticipating Iceland: Ice-pack dermatosis

Ice-pack dermatosis (IPD) usually presents on the lower back and buttocks as painful erythematous papules and plaques. IPD may mimic lupus erythematosus histologically, emphasizing the need for careful clinical-pathologic correlation.

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Hair straightening and acute renal injury

An increasing number of reports implicate acute kidney injury due to hair straighteners containing glyoxylic acid.

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Amyloid A amyloidosis and hidradenitis suppurativa

For patients with chronic, severe hidradenitis suppurativa, a simple urinalysis can screen for renal amyloidosis, the most common manifestation of amyloid A amyloidosis.

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San Diego AAD musings

What an outstanding meeting! I am optimistic about the future of dermatology because of the commitment and energy of our colleagues who strive for excellence.

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Coming clean on chlorhexidine-induced dermatoses

Chlorhexidine may induce allergic contact dermatitis or other dermatoses. This should be kept in mind to avoid delay in diagnosis.


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