Dermatology Updates

15
Sep

Update – New guidelines for the management of acne vulgaris 2016

Hello Friends, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) released new guidelines of care for the management of acne vulgaris in adolescents and adults. The guidelines reviewed efficacy, regimens, and side effects of acne therapies and included an updated treatment algorithm for acne vulgaris. Specific areas covered by the guidelines include indications for evaluating patients for androgen excess, the role of

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13
Sep

Update – Screening of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

Update – Screening of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy Antimalarial agents hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine are widely used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory and dermatologic conditions, and are generally thought to be safe. Retinal toxicity is a known risk, however, and measures to minimize this potential toxicity are necessary. Recently, the American Academy of Ophthalmology issued

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