Tag: skin and soft tissue infection

Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab

The serious infection risk associated with rituximab treatment for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is high but can be offset by co-prescribing co-trimoxazole, data...

Bimekizumab Tops Adalimumab for Plaque Psoriasis

Bimekizumab bested adalimumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in a phase 3 trial of adults from the agent’s maker UCB Pharma. The interleukin-17A (IL-17A)...

Systematic Approach Helps Manage Skin Disorder-Related Pain

For pain related to skin disorders, dermatologists should generally consider management as their direct responsibility without referrals, according to an expert who outlined his strategies...

Despite Ichthyosis Recommendations, ‘Many Questions Still Exist’

For as many disorders of cornification and types of ichthyosis that have been shown to benefit from retinoids, a seemingly equal number have no data...

Lasting Norovirus Immunity May Depend on T Cells

Protection against norovirus gastroenteritis is supported in part by norovirus-specific CD8+ T cells that reside in peripheral, intestinal, and lymphoid tissues, according to investigators. These...

Promising Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum and Acne

No Food and Drug Administration–approved treatment currently exists for molluscum contagiosum, which affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States, but that could...

Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Psychiatrists with expertise in delusional infestation have some advice for dermatologists,...

Increased Risk of Meningioma With Cyproterone Acetate Use

New details confirm an increased risk of developing intracranial meningiomas after prolonged use of the hormonal product cyproterone acetate. Cyproterone acetate is a synthetic progestogen...

Antibiotics for Cesarean Effective After Cord Clamping, Better for Baby

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pregnant women delivering by cesarean section, delaying antibiotic administration until after cord clamping is no less effective and could...

Collagen Crosslinking Shows Promise for Keratitis

Corneal collagen crosslinking, a procedure developed for keratoconus, could treat keratitis as effectively as antimicrobials, a new study suggests. The procedure could prove particularly useful...

Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Topical Tapinarof Effective in Pivotal Psoriasis Trials

Tapinarof cream 1% applied once daily in patients with plaque psoriasis convincingly hit its primary and secondary endpoints and was well tolerated in two identical...

Who’s at Risk for Depression on Isotretinoin?

A history of prior depressive illness conferred a sevenfold increased risk of developing treatment-limiting mood symptoms in patients on isotretinoin for acne in a large...

Birch Bark Derivative Effective for Epidermolysis Bullosa

A gel derived from birch bark is the first topical medication ever tested in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) to heal wounds faster than...

Expert Spotlights Recent Advances in the Medical Treatment of Acne

In the opinion of Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, recent advances in the medical treatment of acne make it “an exciting time” for treating patients with...

Conservative Parameters’ Key to Maximizing Cosmetic Results

Cosmetic laser procedures in darker skin types are associated with higher risks of pigmentary alterations and scarring, but can be performed safely with special considerations,...

Dermatologists’ Key Role in Transforming Transgender Patients

Whether they realize it or not, dermatologists play a key role in the physical transformation of transgender patients, according to Doris Day, MD. While clinical management...

Diabetic Amputations Soared Amid Italian Pandemic Lockdown

Italian patients with diabetic foot ulceration (DFUs) suffered mightily during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in that country, according to a newly published study....

Who Is Tracking Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When police discovered the woman, she’d been dead at home for...

Expert Clarifies Guidance on Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A trio of international expert recommendations mainly agree on essentials for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents, but some confusion persists,...

COMMENTARY: Dermatologist First, Businessman Second: Life During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — Monday 8:00 AM. Standing in the Stop & Shop parking lot,...