STL Volume 15 Number 1
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Genetic predisposition to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer extends far beyond the Fitzpatrick phenotype classification scheme. Testing aimed at improving prognostication may serve to limit the influence of certain risk factors.
In atopic dermatitis, the stratum corneum of patients appears to have alterations that predispose them to colonization and invasion by various bacteria. Retapamulin appears to be a much needed antimicrobial option for treating the atopic dermatitis population due to their common carriage of bacterial pathogens.