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Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is more prevalent in African American children. Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, president of the Skin of Color Society, talks with Dr. Amy McMichael about the quality-of-life impact on pediatric patients with AD as well as skin care in this patient population. They also discuss the clinical presentation of AD in the skin of color population. “We have to open our minds up to all of the ways that atopic dermatitis can look in every skin type,” Dr. McMichael says. “Then we don’t miss it, and we don’t minimize how severe it is when we’re taking care of those patients.”
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We bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
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Interleukin-31 signaling is a promising therapeutic target in prurigo nodularis.
2. Acoustic pulse boosts laser tattoo removal
Device “clears” skin cells after single passes and allows single office visits to pack more punch.
3. Severe psoriasis associated with increased cancer risk, mortality
Because these were associations only, any underlying mechanism is still unclear.
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Things you will learn in this episode:
Hosts: Lynn McKinley-Grant, MD (Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC)
Guests: Amy McMichael, MD (department of dermatology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Show notes by: Jason Orszt, Melissa Sears, Elizabeth Mechcatie
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