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Are you prepared to treat a U.S. military service member with acne or psoriasis? Civilian specialists are playing a larger role in the care of our military population. Josephine Nguyen, MD, president of the Association of Military Dermatologists, talks with Dr. Kristina Burke to help civilian dermatologists understand the concept of medical readiness. They also discuss skin conditions and treatments that are incompatible with military service and cannot be maintained in a deployed environment. "It’s not [meant] to be discriminatory; but it’s recognizing that, in this unique population, [service members] are going to be put into situations that are totally different than what they would be at home, and they have to be medically ready,” Dr. Burke explains. When treating a service member, you must consider patient satisfaction as well as his/her career and our nation’s security.
We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
1. Racial and ethnic minorities often don’t practice sun protective behaviors
Cultural beliefs, stigma, and personal preferences may affect behaviors.
2. Patients with atopic dermatitis should routinely be asked about conjunctivitis
New onset conjunctivitis always should be referred to an ophthalmologist, especially in more severe cases when patients do not respond to antihistamine or artificial tears.
3. Measles cases have slowed but not stopped
The CDC removes California from the list of active measles outbreaks.
Things you will learn in this episode:
Hosts: Elizabeth Mechcatie; Terry Rudd; Josephine Nguyen, MD (Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Ill.)
Guest: Kristina R. Burke, MD (Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu)
Show notes by Melissa Sears, Alicia Sonners, and Elizabeth Mechcatie.
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