Insights in Skin of Color Patients With Atopic Dermatitis and the Role of Skincare in Improving Outcomes
Research on the role of race and ethnicity in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) is limited. Variations in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and disease course in skin of color SOC AD patients have been reported. This manuscript seeks to offer insights into distinct features of AD in populations with (SOC) and provide recommendations on the role of skincare in treating AD amongst diverse populations.
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common inflammatory skin conditions. AD is generally characterized by eczematous and pruritic skin lesions, although it can present differently between individuals. There are multiple comorbidities for AD, including asthma, food allergies, and ocular disorders such as conjunctivitis.
Atopic dermatitis patients are turning to social media to seek guidance and source medical information. Reddit, the seventh most visited website in the US, contains the popular “eczeMABs” subreddit, a forum dedicated to discussing monoclonal antibody therapy for atopic dermatitis.
Atopic dermatitis and eczema patient questions remain unanswered as they turn to Reddit. Reddit, the seventh most visited website in the US with approximately 430 million monthly active users, has become a popular platform for patients to source medical information and discuss diseases. See their questions, frustrations and insights.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and burdensome inflammatory skin disease. This narrow and overly simplified description overlooks the heterogeneity of AD. While itch is the most prevalent and burdensome symptom of AD,skin-pain is one of several other symptoms that contribute to disease-burden.
Topical S. aureus – Targeting Endolysin Significantly Improves Symptoms and QoL in Individuals With Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin condition affecting an increasing number of children and adults whose quality of life is impacted by chronic itch and pain. It is characterized by an altered epidermal barrier, skin inflammation, and skin microbiome dysbiosis particularly over-colonization of Staphylococcus aureus.
Dupilumab inhibits T-helper 2 (Th2)-driven inflammation cascade by blocking interleukin-4 (IL-4) and IL-13 signaling, which has been recognized to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) and shown encouraging efficacy on moderate to severe AD.1 We report an interesting Chinese AD case, which developed into pustular psoriasis after treatment with dupilumab.
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a disease in which chronic scratching and picking of the skin due to intense pruritis results in papulonodules, notably in areas that are accessible to the patient. The pathophysiology is hypothesized to be mediated by a Th2 helper cell response, similar to that seen in atopic dermatitis, therefore, treatment of PN would be expected to elicit a therapeutic response.
Translational Lecture Series
Dr. Jon Zippin, Assistant Attending Dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell, elucidates the complexity of cAMP biology and the translational impact of PDE4 inhibition as it relates to chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Tune in to learn why targeting this pathway is clinically meaningful but also where more work is needed to improve outcomes.
Dr. Amy Paller, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, delivers a presentation discussing the cause and treatment of pediatric Atopic Dematitis, including co-morbidities, epidermal barrier impairment, and compliance issues.
Dr. Gil Yosipovitch, Professor of Dermatology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provides residents and physicians access to the latest bench research and practical pearls from a master in pruritus that will help them offer the highest quality evidence-based dermatological care.
Hall of famers Dr.s Amy Paller and Jonathan Silverberg join host Dr. Adam Friedman to review current moderate to severe AD treatment approaches and use of systemic therapies, discuss advancement on AD clinical management with use of novel target therapy, and share clinical experience with the use of biologics treatment. As we have all been thrown a curve ball in life, faculty address the growing concerns surrounding dermatology-related immunosuppressant therapy during the pandemic and how to discuss this issue with patients. Slide into home with a peak at the future therapies landscape in clinical development.
Join host Dr. Adam Friedman in this Atopic Dermatitis dedicated series as he parties with and picks the brains of dermatology powerhouses Dr.s April Armstrong and Lawrence Eichenfield on pursuing a practical and powerful process to partner with patients of all ages and partake in a long standing management strategy.
Dr. Adam Friedman is joined by Dr. Lindsey Finklea, a practicing dermatologist and parent/caregiver of a child with severe atopic dermatitis, and Dr. Peter Lio, podcast veteran and AD focused Derm extraordinaire, to discuss the issues affecting patient-family/patient-caregiver interactions and offer clinical pearls for effective management strategies to best assist the needs of parents, families and caregivers for patients with the AD.
Dr. Adam Friedman is joined by the dynamic dermatitis duo Dr. Anna De Benedetto, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida, and Dr. Eric Simpson, Professor of Dermatology at the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, to dissect established and emerging pathophysiologic details of this dastardly dermatitis.
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Sleep is essential for our overall well-being and one of the pillars of atopic dermatitis management. Unfortunately, we don’t learn or talk about this much in dermatology. Don’t fret- Dr. Vivian Shi shares her integrative strategies for optimizing sleep in atopic dermatitis!
Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian, Interim Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National Health System and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, summarizes recent controversies in the field of pediatric dermatology regarding the usage of systemic therapies in children.