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Diminishing diagnostic cognitive bias: Anchors away

All dermatologists are subject to cognitive biases that could result in diagnostic and therapeutic errors. Embrace metacognition (self-analysis) as a pathway to determine how to be a more effective clinician.

Can tocilizumab deep six recalcitrant morphea?

The IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab may have a therapeutic role in cases of recalcitrant morphea.

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Promising developments for cutaneous lupus erythematosus

Anifrolumab, a monoclonal antibody that blocks type 1 interferon signaling, has been increasingly reported as an effective treatment in patients with recalcitrant chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

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Paraneoplastic Merkel cell carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma may be associated with several paraneoplastic phenomena, including the syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone secretion, ectopic Cushing syndrome, and others. 

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Medallion-like dermal dendrocyte hamartoma

Much remains to be learned about this enigmatic lesion and its relationship to other CD34-positive lesions such as the plaque-like CD34-positive dermal fibroma and the fibroblastic connective tissue nevus.

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Vascular abnormalities in FFA

Dilated, depressed frontal veins are a clinical sign of frontal fibrosing alopecia.


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To improve the practice of dermatology, while being stimulating, practical, thought-provoking, and enlightening by offering critical perspectives on current dermatologic literature meant to be used in the clinic today and in the future.

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