Prominent members from the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI) and Dermatological Society of Malaysia (PDM) came together to establish a coalition called the Malaysian Urticaria Expert Group (MARTEG).
A 10-year retrospective study at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has shown that majority of patients with tinea unguium, a common nail infection, are aged ≥60 years. In this cohort, patients of Indian and other ethnicities are over-represented for tinea unguium compared to Chinese and Malay patients.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 01 - 15 November 2018 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
A Singapore study has shown that a variety of skin conditions can result from renal transplantation, highlighting the importance of careful dermatological screening and long-term follow-up for patients undergoing such procedure to reduce post-transplant skin complications.
Patients with advanced, unresectable melanoma may derive overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) benefits when treated with a nivolumab plus ipilimumab combination or nivolumab alone, according to 4-year results of the phase III CheckMate 067* trial presented at ESMO 2018.
Use of 40% hydrogen peroxide topical solution (HP40), a proprietary, stabilized, high-concentration HP–based topical solution, safely and effectively removes seborrheic keratoses (SKs) of the face, trunk and extremities, with a low risk of inducing pigmentary changes and scarring, a recent study has shown.
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.
Consumption of any dairy (eg, milk, yogurt, and cheese) regardless of amount or frequency was associated with an increased risk for acne compared with no dairy intake in children, adolescents, and young adults, a meta-analysis has shown.
Diaper rash or perianal dermatitis is a common condition among young infants. It is a form of skin inflammation characterized by red and tender-looking skin in the diaper region—encompassing the buttocks, thighs and genitals.