Skin Conditions

Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic folliculitis that can lead to widespread abscesses, sinus tracts, and scarring. Modifiable risk factors include cigarette smoking and obesity. Treatment begins with topical clindamycin, which can be combined with systemic therapies if needed. Surgical procedures are often also necessary for definitive treatment.

Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Glycopyrronium (Qbrexza) Topical Wipes for Hyperhidrosis [STEPS]

Glycopyrronium wipes are a useful alternative for the topical treatment of hyperhidrosis of the axillae in patients nine years and older who do not respond to or tolerate nonprescription antiperspirants or topical aluminum chloride.

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Bilateral Lower Extremity Discoloration [Photo Quiz]

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
5% Fluorouracil Is the Preferred Treatment for Actinic Keratoses [POEMs]

The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.

Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Infantile Hemangioma: AAP Releases Guideline for Management [Practice Guidelines]

Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood, occurring in up to approximately 5% of infants. These benign vascular tumors are small, self-resolving, and do not require treatment.

Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Ingrown Toenail Management [Article]

Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the great toe and most commonly occur in young men. Nail care habits and footwear are common contributing factors. Ingrown nails can be treated nonsurgically or surgically; surgical approaches are superior for preventing recurrence. Partial avulsion is the most common surgical approach; matrixectomy can be performed through surgical, chemical, or electrosurgical means.

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Erythema Multiforme: Recognition and Management [Article]

Erythema multiforme is an immune-mediated reaction that involves the skin and sometimes the mucosa. Infections and medications constitute most of the causes of erythema multiforme. Management of erythema multiforme depends on the underlying etiology and the disease severity.

Jul 1, 2019 Issue
Symmetrical Reticulated Lower Extremity Rash [Photo Quiz]

May 15, 2019 Issue
Lice and Scabies: Treatment Update [Article]

Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom of both lice and scabies. Initial treatment for lice and scabies includes permethrin therapy and basic environmental measures, such as washing or drying certain items at a high temperature or sealing them in a plastic bag. Extensive and chemical environmental decontamination methods are not necessary. Children with lice should not be excluded from school.

May 1, 2019 Issue
New-Onset Full-Body Rash Following Sore Throat in a Child [Photo Quiz]

A five-year-old presented with numerous small erythematous plaques throughout her body but sparing the palms and soles. Treatment with topical antibiotic cream was unsuccessful.

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