The risk of several medical and psychiatric illnesses is higher in patients with psoriasis, but those prescribed biologic agents are less likely to develop the latter as compared to those not prescribed medications, according to a study.
Treatment with cyclosporine results in improvements, albeit statistically nonsignificant, in the Severity of Alopecia Tool score and eyelash and eyebrow assessment scales among patients with moderate-to-severe alopecia areata (AA), a recent study has shown.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), haemoglobin ≤10 g/dL and body surface area involvement ≥10 percent on admission increase the risk of bacteraemia in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), reports a study.
Use of cycline antibiotics (CAs) is associated with an elevated risk of pseudotumour cerebri syndrome (PTCS) or papilledema, suggests a recent study. However, no statistically significant link between CA use and PTCS development is seen when accounting for confounding factors.
Bloodstream infections are common among patients with epidermal necrolysis and are mostly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a recent study has found. Skin cultures may help predict such infections.
While exposure to UV light remains the top risk factor for skin cancer, other variables, such as smoking, immunosuppression and hypertension, also contribute to keratinocyte carcinoma, especially in nonwhite persons, a recent study has found.