Infants born very preterm appear to have a lower risk of eczema, according to a recent meta-analysis. However, further studies are required to confirm the findings and to understand the underlying mechanisms.
Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), which often presents with a skin rash, is an extremely rare but potentially fatal condition that may occur after solid organ transplantation (SOT), according to a systematic review.
Patients with haematologic malignancies are significantly more likely to receive inpatient dermatology consultations, a recent study has shown. Moreover, inflammatory diseases, infections and drug reactions are the most common classes of dermatologic conditions in hospitalized cancer patients.
Biologic therapy for treating psoriasis, in particular anti-TNF agents, can also help reduce coronary plaque besides suppressing inflammation in the skin, suggests a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California, US.
Cost of treatment is a major driver of patients’ primary nonadherence to acne medication, according to a recent study. Physicians who openly discuss medications costs and provide a plan of action in case patients are unable to fill prescriptions may improve treatment adherence.