STL Volume 17 Number 1

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Update on Drugs and Drug News

Update on Drugs and Drug News: January 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Dimethicone 50% topical solution (Nyda®), Radiofrequency aesthetic device (EXILIS Focused RF™), Skin barrier protectant (Neosalus® Lotion) are covered.

Pediatric Psoriasis

Several variants of psoriasis are seen in children, the most prevalent types include plaque, guttate, and psoriatic diaper rash; pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis are less frequently observed. This article discusses genetic susceptibility, and environmental triggers are discussed.
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UVA1 Phototherapy: A Concise and Practical Review

High intensity long-wavelength ultraviolet A (340-400 nm; UVA1) lamps were developed as skin research tools; over time they have proven useful for treating numerous dermatoses. This article discusses the evidence evidence for its use in other skin diseases, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and mastocytosis.