Emerging Insights On The Efficacy Of A New Antipruritic Gel

You will never find me waiting in line for the latest tech gadget. I am always terribly behind in that department but you will find me hunting through the literature and the exhibit halls at dermatology meetings for the latest topicals for various skin conditions. Throughout my training, I got encouragement to “think outside the box” when it came to prescribing and treating skin conditions, and that has certainly helped me establish treatment plans for my patients when all other regimens have failed. 

Can You Identify This Nail Disorder?

PT0314Vlahovic Can You Identify This Nail Disorder?

What is your diagnosis of the condition shown in the photo on the left?

The idiopathic T-cell-mediated inflammatory condition generally affects several nails. The nails become thin, rough, ridged longitudinally, fissured and can develop a dorsal wing formation of the proximal nail fold (or pterygium formation) over the nail plate. Permanent scarring will ensue unless the matrix damage is addressed.

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What Kind Of Dermatitis Is This?

 What Kind Of Dermatitis Is This?

Can you identify the kind of dermatitis shown in the photo on the left?

PT0114Vlahovic What Kind Of Dermatitis Is This?

The lesions, which can appear on the legs and arms, are often xerotic but may contain fluid-filled vesicles. Most cases of this pruritic dermatitis are idiopathic. Some cases have been associated with antiviral medications used to treat hepatitis. This condition is more prevalent in males and is often exacerbated in the winter months.

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