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Dermatology World Insights and Inquiries

Dr. Heymann frequently contributes to discussions in dermatology through regular publications in the American Academy of Dermatology’s weekly Insights and Inquiries. As Editor of the Dermatology World Insights and Inquiries Editorial Board, Dr. Heymann gives practical and thought-provoking advice on current dermatologic literature that physicians can use in their clinics.

Lipschütz Ulcers: Not Only For Women

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – March 24, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 12

Lipschütz ulcers (LU) are painful ulcers that occur on the external genitalia of adolescent females, often following an Epstein-Barr infection, commonly known as mono. It was believed that this condition only occurred in females until recent speculation pinned down a rare and barely known condition called juvenile gangrenous vasculitis of the scrotum as the likely male equivalent of the well-studied LU.

Time to Reassess Messing Around With Steroids and Psoriasis

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – March 3, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 9

Although some studies in the mid-20th century indicated systemic steroidal therapy could cause pustule flares in patients being treated for psoriasis, the dogmatic avoidance of this treatment may not be necessary after all. Still, with many newly developed, highly effective treatments existing for psoriasis that won’t increase a patient’s risk for developing pustular psoriasis, there’s no reason to move this option to the top of the list.

Multiple Pilomatricomas by the Numbers

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – February 24, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 8

Although when discovered and diagnosed in isolation pilomatricomas are no cause to worry, recent work lays out if and when to conduct further testing for this typically benign lesion. This is especially necessary when a family history of related illness or cancer reveals a potentially life-threatening underlying condition.

Honing in on Diffuse Dermal Angiomatosis

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – February 17, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 7

Diffuse dermal angiomatosis can mimic inflammatory breast carcinoma as well as ulcerated plaques, which makes it important to include in the differential diagnoses for these and related disorders that arise in response to hypoxia.

Going Green: The Complexities of the Green Nail Syndrome

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – February 3, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 5

Although seemingly straightforward to diagnose, green nail syndrome (GNS) can often arise in conjunction with onychomycosis, and a new study recommends that dermatologists treating this disorder test for possible fungal infections before beginning treatment for GNS.

Playing the Field: Introducing Tirbanibulin for Actinic Keratosis Therapy

By Warren R. Heymann, MD -January 27, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 4

With FDA approval of Tirbanibulin, a tubulin inhibitor drug hopes rise for a reliable treatment for actinic keratosis, which currently is best treated with the cancer drug Fluorouracil. More studies will need to be performed before Tirbanibulin can be ruled as more effective than other actinic keratosis therapies.

Olmsted Syndrome Patients Can Finally Put Their Foot Down

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – January 20, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 3

A revolutionary treatment for a one-in-a-million disease may have broader implications than treating the rare Olmstead syndrome. Using the cancer drug erlotinib hydrochloride in low doses, the inhibitor successfully reduced the hyperkeratosis and pain associated with the disease and may pave the way for further use in treating epidermal growth factor disorders, such as atopic dermatitis.

Not Aging Like Fine Wine: The Myths and Mysteries of Acquired Port Wine Stains

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – January 13, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 2

Although a large majority of port wine stains are acquired from birth, they can also be acquired later in life, often due to injuries such as trauma or sunburn. However, much is still unknown of the true incidence and predispositions that can cause acquired port-wine stains, including a person’s genetics.

Itching to See if Polymerase Chain Reaction Mite be the Future of Diagnosing Scabies.

By Warren R. Heymann, MD – January 6, 2021, Vol. 3, No. 1

Polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is a powerful diagnostic tool that Dr. Heymann believes may be able to aid in the sometimes tricky process of identifying a scabies infection. The potential of PCR in scabies diagnosis would allow non-experts to perform reliable tests, which could be especially useful in the case of an outbreak

2020 Dermatology World Insights & Inquiries

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