By the year 2050, the US Census Bureau estimates that 50% of the population will comprise people of color; yet, nearly 50% of dermatology residents and dermatologists have indicated that they received inadequate training on skin conditions in this population.
In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.
More research is needed to better understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms that result in increased risk for infection among individuals with psoriasis.
Skin disorders, particularly those with known inflammatory mechanisms, may be considered potential early markers for the development of insulin resistance leading to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
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Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.
Clinicians can prevent most untoward events by proper patient selection and surgical technique and instructing patients about pre and post-procedure care.
Recent studies suggest that with some caveats, patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI can achieve satisfactory results without serious adverse effects.
Investigators report a rare case of combined Merkel cell and squamous cell carcinoma confined almost exclusively to the epidermis.
Psoriasis is often comorbid with cardiovascular disorders and tends to have a dose-response relationship with its metabolic comorbidities.
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