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2 days ago
There appears to be an association between hand eczema and the risk of food allergy among occupational kitchen workers, a study reports.
3 days ago
Dermoscopy plus conventional and modified clinical ABCD criteria (amelanotic, bleeding bump, colour uniformity, de novo at any diameter) improves diagnosis of paediatric melanoma (PM), suggests a recent study. Dermoscopy helps in differentiating spitzoid from nonspitzoid melanomas.
5 days ago

Adjunct Associate Professor Chong Wei Sheng, Head of the Psoriasis Unit at the National Skin Centre, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the vital role played by primary care physicians (GPs) in tackling psoriasis. 

6 days ago
Body surface area (BSA) affected by psoriasis can be measured to target diabetes prevention efforts for patients with psoriasis, a recent study suggests.
Stephen Padilla, 11 Jan 2018
Treatment with adalimumab vs placebo for 26 weeks leads to significant improvements in the primary and all ranked secondary endpoints, as well as in signs and symptoms of moderate-to-severe nail psoriasis, with no new safety risks involved, reports a recent phase III trial.
06 Jan 2018
In patients with polymyositis or dermatomyositis, a high peripheral blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is independently associated with poorer overall survival, according to a study.
Stephen Padilla, 04 Jan 2018
There is no causal relationship between suicidality and treatment with brodalumab, according to data from five clinical trials.
Special Reports
27 Dec 2017
The prevalence of allergic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise over the next 20 years, driven by rapid economic development and urbanization. Allergic diseases have high socioeconomic impact by impairing productivity and quality of life, and the impact may be greater in Asia-Pacific than in Europe due to the presence and predominance of perennial allergens.
22 Dec 2017
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can present in many different forms. However, it is principally characterized by dry skin, intense itching, and the presence of inflammatory skin lesions. [J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016;30:604-618; N Engl J Med 2008;358:1483-1494; Lancet 2016;387:1109-1122]
04 Dec 2017
At the 42nd Annual Dermatology Conference 2017 held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Professor Michael J. Cork spoke on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors as a primary event in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) and highlighted the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD.
17 Aug 2017
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in industrialized countries has increased exponentially over the past three decades, currently affecting 15 to 30% of children and up to 10% of adults.1 At the recent official launch event of pimecrolimus (Elidel®, Meda Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.) held at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Thomas Luger provided insights on the pathophysiology of AD and the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD. 
12 Apr 2017
CANESTEN HC – Clotrimazole 1% w/w and hydrocortisone 1% w/w cream – Bayer
09 Dec 2016
All patients with acne are potentially at risk of scarring. Professor Goh Chee Leok addresses this issue by focussing on preventing the development of scars in his talk at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Dermatological Society of Malaysia held in Kuching, Sarawak.
28 Nov 2016
During the 41st Annual Dermatology Conference held in Kuching, Sarawak, Professor Steven R. Feldman updated the participants on the latest in topical treatment of psoriasis. Highlights from the presentation are summarized below.