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Trichophyton indotineae dermatophytosis is an extensive, recalcitrant infection frequently resistant to terbinafine, spreading worldwide. Dermatologists should consider this diagnosis when tinea infections do not respond to standard therapy.
Advancing to become a chair of dermatology, or any position of authority, can be daunting. Take advantage of educational resources, mentors, and colleagues for their collective wisdom.
The immunohistochemical study PRAME is increasing utilized in the diagnosis of challenging melanocytic lesions.
Topical 15% resorcinol has been increasingly reported to be safe and effective for mild-to-moderate hidradenitis suppurativa. Should further studies confirm its value, added benefits include limiting antibiotic use.
Although the precise role of Demodex mites remains to be defined in disorders such as rosacea, these mites could play a role in other diseases, the most under-recognized possibly being so-called pigmented demodicidosis.
Flegel disease remains an enigma. Pathogenic variants in the SPTLC1 gene affecting sphingolipid synthesis have been identified, possibly leading to novel therapies for this perplexing disorder.
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