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  • Tapinarof Cream 1% (Vtama)

    Tapinarof can be prescribed to treat plaque psoriasis in adults.

  • Abrocitinib Tablets/Upadacitinib Extended-Release Tablets (Cibinqo/Rinvoq)

    Abrocitinib and upadacitinib can be prescribed to treat adults with refractory, moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis that is not adequately controlled with other systemic drug products, including biologics, or when using those therapies is inadvisable.

  • Lawsuits May Allege Failure to Obtain Dermatology Consults

    Shutting out dermatologists can leave a gap in specialty care. This might lead to other specialists consulting and managing conditions outside their scope, or they might transfer patients to a different, distant center.

  • Tirbanibulin Ointment (Klisyri)

    Tirbanibulin is indicated for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis on the face and scalp.

  • Clascoterone Cream 1% (Winlevi)

    Clascoterone should be prescribed to treat acne vulgaris in patients age 12 years and older.

  • Evaluation of Hair Loss in a Primary Care Setting

    Hair loss is a common complaint for both male and female patients, who often first present to their family physician for evaluation. However, the vast array of underlying etiologies can present a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Reviewing the main principles of hair biology will help provide a better understanding of the basic science behind hair loss. One of the most important steps in patient evaluation is conducting a thorough history and physical exam. This article will discuss key questions to ask, as well as how to interpret exam findings. In general, hair loss is categorized into scarring alopecia, non-scarring alopecia, and structural hair disorders. This article will focus on the most common causes of scarring and non-scarring alopecia that will be encountered in a primary care setting, as well as first-line treatments for each.

  • All That Is Round Is Not Fungus: A Differential Diagnosis of Annular Lesions

    Annular skin lesions commonly plague many primary care patients, but not all that is round is fungus. This article highlights the differential diagnosis of conditions that can mimic tinea.

  • Fungus Among Us? Dermatophyte Infections, Mimickers, and Treatment Options

    Tinea refers to a superficial fungal infection of the skin, hair, and nails caused by dermatophytes, which are filamentous fungi. Trichophyton rubrum is the most common cause of dermatophyte infection, accounting for nearly 70% of infections worldwide. These infections are extremely common, but are more prominent in warm, tropical climates. Tinea is seen more commonly in black and Asian patients, has a predilection for young adults, and is three to four times more common in males.

  • Good Ol’ Vitamin C: Does It Deserve Another Look for Your Heart?

    SYNOPSIS: A meta-analysis and systematic review found vitamin C supplementation improved endothelial function in patients with diabetes, atherosclerosis, and heart failure.
  • Stopping Colonoscopy at Age 75 ¡ª Even With a History of Colon Cancer

    SYNOPSIS: The incidence of colorectal cancer is much less in people > 75 years of age compared with ages 50-74, even in patients with a personal history of colon cancer or adenomatous polyps. Complication rates for colonoscopy are high in the elderly ¡Ý age 75 and in patients with comorbidities. Surveillance colonoscopy may be stopped in the advanced elderly and in comorbid elderly patients.