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.
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This case report highlights that psoriatic arthritis is a heterogenous disease affecting multiple disease domains, and effective treatment requires thorough assessment of each of these different domains.
Melasma is a benign pigmentary skin disorder. However, it features prominently on sun-exposed areas, typically the face and arms, and as such affects the quality of life of those with the disorder. Radha Chitale spoke with Dr. Gavin Ong Chun Wei, a dermatologist at The Skin Specialist clinic in Singapore, about how GPs can best diagnose and treat patients with melasma.
Treatment with two investigational, oral JAK inhibitors may be beneficial in individuals with moderate‐to‐severe alopecia areata (spot baldness), an autoimmune disease that can cause a lot of anxiety, according to an ongoing phase II study.
Two novel investigational topical agents show potential in improving symptoms of atopic dermatitis, according to early phase trials presented at the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit (ISDS) in Vienna, Austria.
Daylight photodynamic therapy (DLPDT) represents a promising treatment option for actinic keratoses, with the results of a meta-analysis showing that while comparable to conventional PDT in terms of efficacy, DLPDT is associated with less pain and high patient satisfaction.
A treatment regimen containing oral tetracycline and nicotinamide plus topical clobetasol appears to be effective in the treatment of bullous pemphigoid, yielding better survival rates compared with prednisone, according to a study.