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Dermatology

Dismissing the fallacies of childhood eczema management: case scenarios and an overview of best practices

Authors: Kam Lun Hon MBBS, MD (CUHK), FAAP, FCCM, Kin Fon Leong MBBS, MRCPCH, Theresa Leung MBBS, FRCPCH, FHKAM(Paed), FHKCPaed, Alexander KC Leung MBBS, FRCPC, FRCP(UK & Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP

AD is often complicated and difficult to manage in many Asian cities and effective therapy is impeded by fallacies. In this article eleven anonymized case scenarios are described to illustrate issues associated with these fallacies. A literature review is performed and possible solutions to handle or dismiss these fallacies are discussed.

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Eosinophilic fasciitis: a case series with an emphasis on therapy and induction of remission

Authors: Rechelle Tull MD, William D Hoover III MD, Jacqueline F De Luca MD, William W Huang MD, MPH, Joseph L Jorizzo MD

Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon connective tissue disorder. Systemic corticosteroids can induce remission of disease; however, there is no universally accepted treatment ladder for eosinophilic fasciitis. This case series evaluates treatment efficacy in patients with eosinophilic fasciitis.

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Role of betamethasone valerate 2.250 mg medicated plaster in the treatment of psoriasis and other dermatological pathologies: a review

Authors: Sandra Ly MD, Jean Michel Amici MD

This review presents the available clinical data from studies with betamethasone valerate medicated plaster in the treatment of psoriasis and other dermatoses and discusses its place in therapy for dermatological conditions.

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Cutaneous side effects of molecularly targeted therapies for the treatment of solid tumors

Authors: Daniel I G Cubero MD, PhD, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla MD, Jean Schoueri, Fabio Iazetti Lopes, Karine Corcione Turke, Jose Guzman MD, Auro Del Giglio MD, PhD, Carlos D’Apparecida Santos Machado Filho MD, PhD, Vanessa Salzano MD, Dolores Gonzalez Fabra MD

This article reviews the cutaneous side effects of main molecularly targeted cancer therapies for solid tumors.

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Emollient treatment of atopic dermatitis: latest evidence and clinical considerations

Authors: Kam Lun Hon MBBS, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Jeng Sum Charmaine Kung BSc, Wing Gi Gigi Ng BSc, Ting Fan Leung MBChB, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH

This article reviews current classes of emollients in the market, their clinical evidence in atopic dermatitis and considerations for choice of an emollient.

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