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This commentary focuses on solid organ transplantation patients, with an emphasis on squamous cell carcinomas in the context of organ transplant rejection. 

When prescribing isotretinoin all the physicians needed was a small yellow sticker. They could give patients months of medication at a time.  

It is no surprise that patients with systemic autoinflammatory diseases such as Schnitzler syndrome go undiagnosed for years...

My residents have heard me tell patients that if porokeratoses could communicate, they would thumb their noses at us, laughing at our attempts to get rid of them.

Virtually everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites, however the intensity of bite reactions varies between individuals.

Histamine-1 receptor blockers are routinely used to treat the pruritus of AD, although histamine does not seem to play a role in AD through the histamine-1 receptor.

Prostaglandins were the rage when I started medical school in 1975; their role in inflammatory dermatoses was considered of paramount importance throughout my residency in the early 1980s. 

The clinical variability of ND runs the spectrum from urticarial lesions to Sweet syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum, to resembling necrotizing fasciitis.

The challenges of treating severe psoriasis with the Goeckerman regimen, PUVA, methotrexate, etc. made the concept of a PASI 100 virtually unfathomable. 

Patterned skin injury can raise the specter of non-accidental trauma. Striking examples of patterned skin injury have emerged among adolescents that share certain features...

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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