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Letter to Editor
Published On: January 26, 2018

Assessing Social Functioning in Psoriasis: Implications in Every-Day Practice

Luca M*, Musumeci ML, Fusto CM and Micali G
Psoriasis is a chronic recurrent skin disease with considerable consequences on the patients’ psychophysical health [1]. In recent guidelines on the systemic treatments the psoriasis impact on the patients’ quality of life is among the parameters to be considered when choosing the treatment [2]. The decision-making phase is sometimes challenging and the clinicians should evaluate every patient from the be...

Mini Review
Published On: January 26, 2018

The Role of Cost-Effective Practices in Dermatology

Margit LW Juhász* and Ellen Marmur
The face of medicine is changing the healthcare system is becoming more conscious regarding medical care expenditure. It is important for dermatologists to be aware of cost-effective measures that may be used to treat skin pathology. These practices can be implemented in both the academic and outpatient settings to decrease medical expenditure. Although most literature in the field of cost-conscious...

Clinical Image
Published On: January 26, 2018

Post Alopecia Areata Poliosis (PAAP)

Jakhar D1* and Kaur I2
A 30 year old male presented to the dermatology outpatient department with multiple patches of white hairs in beard for the past 2 months (Figure 1a). Patient gave history of spontaneous loss of hairs 2 months from the concerned areas, followed by regrowth of white hairs. Rest of the beard hairs was spared. There was no similar history in the past. Scalp and other body hairs were not affected....

Clinical Image
Published On: January 26, 2018

Mid-Line Linear Fronto-Nasal Osteoma

Jakhar D1* and Kaur I2
A 40 year old female presented with a linear fronto-nasal growth for the past 10 years. It has,been progressively increasing in size. There is no history of trauma in the past and the growth is not associated with any pain, headache, recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and ocular,complaints. On examination the growth is hard in consistency and fixed to the underlying structure...

Case Report
Published On: January 26, 2018

Tattoo Inoculated Lupus Vulgaris – Hazards of Body Arts

Rajashekhar TS, Corneli Peter J*, Kuppuswamy SK and Ramamurthy A
The most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis (TB) in India is lupus vulgaris. More youngsters are becoming the victims of cutaneous tuberculosis, AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, cutaneous infections and eczemas by the way of tattooing and other body art methods like body, painting, piercing, branding. In this case report, a 24-year old male patient, presented with well defined...

Clinical Image
Published On: January 26, 2018

Habit Tic Deformity

Kaur I1* and Jakhar D2
A 14 years old boy was brought to the OPD by her mother with complaints of multiple, asymptomatic linear depressions in both thumb nails. The mother had noticed him manipulating his proximal nail fold where he tried to push it back with his other nail. The child was however unaware of this behavior. Examination of the both the thumb nails revealed multiple transverse median depressions with ragged cuticle....

Case Report
Published On: February 13, 2018

Erythrodermic Psoriasis Treated with Secukinumab with Rapid and Sustained Resolution

Chouela E1* and Cesaroni E2
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Generally, it has a negative impact in quality of life. New treatment options for moderate-to-severe psoriasis are available with the development of IL-17 inhibitors. Secukinumab is a fully human monoclonal immunoglobulin G1 κ antibody that selectively inhibits the ligand IL-17A. It seems to be more effective than other biologic medications and safe...

Research Article
Published On: March 19, 2018

Combination Treatments of Facial Atrophic Post-Acne Scars: Retrospective Analysis of 248 Pairs of Pre- and Post-Treatment Photographs

Yongsoo Lee*
Background: Fractional laser treatment (FR, 1550nm) is combined with other methods, including chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS), subcision (SB), non-ablative laser treatment (SM,1450nm) or/and ablative laser treatment (CS, CO2 and Er:YAG),...