Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care

2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Tel: 925-328-0255
Email: staff@CalDermCare.com


Advanced Care with a Personal Touch

   

 

 

Medical Dermatology    Evidence-based medicine   Customized solution   Personal care

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Dr. William Ting has expertise in treating the entire spectrum of medical dermatology, with emphasis in preventive medicine and personalized recommendations. He enjoys taking care of patients with acne, eczema, hair and nail disorders, rashes, psoriasis and skin cancers.

He is at the forefront of medical dermatology and dermatologic research. He continues to publish articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals. He is an early pioneer of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and one of the most experienced practitioners of PDT in the Bay Area. He is the first dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California to introduce Lutronic Spectra Laser for melasma, acne, scar revision, pore size reduction as well as the Cutera GenesisPlus laser for advanced nail fungus laser treatment, keloid and hypertrophic scar, warts and scar revision.

Dr. Ting is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). He is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and International Hyperhidrosis Society.

Innovative Therapeutic Approach to Common Skin Conditions

Acne

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Hair and Nail disorders

  • Maximize therapeutic synergy and efficacy by utilizing both prescription-strength and over-the counter products when available
  • Comprehensive workup including bloodwork and biopsy if necessary
  • Systemic oral hormonal therapy for women and men when indicated

Psoriasis 

Rosacea

  • Multi-prong approach to minimize redness
  • Low-dose 'non-antibiotic' anti-inflammatory oral medication for long-term remission 
  • Emphasis on prevention
  • Fotofacial/IPL laser utilizing Cynosure XPL/Elite MPX
  • Cutera GenesisPlus Laser with or without combination with IPL 
  • Diode laser for facial veins
  • VBeam Pulse Dye Laser, the new gold standard for rosacea and facial redness

Skin Cancer 

  • Emphasis on prophylactic treatments with topical 5-FU, imiquimod, diclofenac, ingenol mebutate and oral chemopreventive therapy such as Soriatane.
  • Reduce future risks of skin cancer with photodynamic therapy, TCA chemical peels and/or fractional CO2 resurfacing laser  
  • Mohs Surgery to achieve highest cure rate and tissue sparing
  • Close colloboration with plastic surgeon(s) as needed  

Sweating Disorder (Hyperhidrosis) 

Vitiligo

Warts 


ABCD of Mole Check

 

 

Common Medical Dermatology Diagnostics and Therapeutics:

Dermatology Links:

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
American Society of Mohs Surgery
International Hyperhidrosis Society
National Psoriasis Foundation

 Latest Dermatology Headlines:

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May 04, 2015 06:35PM

Drug-Induced Lupus Rate Low With Anti-TNF (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Most cases consisted solely of skin involvement. (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)

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May 04, 2015 06:20PM

Comparable Results for Skin Infection TreatmentsComparable Results for Skin Infection Treatments

Dr Graeme M. Lipper summarizes the results of a study comparing clindamycin and TMP-SMX. Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)

May 04, 2015 07:47AM

How much do patients with skin conditions itch, and how does it affect their lives?

Background: The aim of this work was to study the impact of itch on quality of life, emotional wellbeing and family function in patients with dermatological problems. (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research)

May 04, 2015 06:00AM

Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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May 04, 2015 05:00AM

Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis With Interleukin-17 InhibitorsTreatment of Plaque Psoriasis With Interleukin-17 Inhibitors

This review examines the role of interleukin-17 in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis and the potential implications of its inhibition. What IL-17 inhibitors are currently undergoing trials? Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

May 04, 2015 04:45AM

Revealed... how to tell if you have skin cancer: From bleeding, itchy moles to flat, red spots, the symptoms to watch out for

A new survey by the British Association of Dermatologists has revealed 77 per cent of people do not know the symptoms of skin cancer. Here, we reveal how to spot the common signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

May 03, 2015 11:31PM

Three-quarters of Britons sunburned last year, study finds

Majority of people do not undertake monthly recommended checks for skin cancer and three-quarters would not recognise signs of disease, survey finds (Source: Telegraph Health)

May 03, 2015 07:00PM

Most 'unaware' of skin cancer signs

More than three-quarters of people in the UK would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by British Association of Dermatologists suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Randomised, double?blinded, vehicle?controlled, split?face study to evaluate the effects of topical application of a Gold Silk Sericin / Niacinamide / Signaline complex on biophysical parameters related to skin ageing

ConclusionThe GSS Complex examined in this present study represents an interesting new cosmetic topical technology with which to address multiple aspects of aged / photoaged female facial skin.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: International Journal of Cosmetic Science)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Ex vivo human skin and SZ95 sebocytes exhibit a homoeostatic interaction in a novel coculture contact model

Abstract The sebaceous gland displays key functions of the human skin, such as hormone synthesis in situ, antimicrobial activity and participation to inflammatory responses. Consequently, there is an emerging need of advanced in vitro models to study complex interactions between the sebaceous gland and the other skin compartments. Despite the evolution of both full?skin organ culture and reconstructed three?dimensional skin models, no satisfactory solutions have been provided for the integration of sebaceous glands and/or sebaceous gland cells in those models, probably due to their problematic maintenance both in vitro and ex vivo. We have developed a coculture model of explant skin in direct contact with immortalized SZ95 sebocytes, which resulted in overall improved structural in...

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Development of a chemically defined in vitro culture system to effectively stimulate the proliferation of adult human dermal fibroblasts

In conclusion, we established a CDCS that improved proliferation of aHDFs while inhibiting cellular senescence. The CDCS will contribute to advances in various future research related to clinical skin regeneration. (Source: Experimental Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Ultrasound study of entheses in psoriasis patients with or without musculoskeletal symptoms: A prospective study

Conclusion We observed a high frequency of US enthesitis in psoriasis patients, with or without musculoskeletal symptoms, requiring systemic treatment. At 6months, US morphological abnormalities were likely to improve. Further studies would be interesting to validate our data and to assess their potential impact on PsA development. (Source: Joint Bone Spine)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

American Board of Dermatology Examination Dates

(Source: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

?Injury, illness, and work restriction in merchant seafarers?

ConclusionsThis study emphasizes illness as a significant problem occurring in seafarers at sea. Future research should further elucidate risk factors for illness, as well as injury, to inform preventive measures and reduce seafarer disability. Am. J. Ind. Med. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Myopericytoma: a series of 5 cases affecting the nervous system

Conclusion We conclude that myopericytoma may affect the nervous system and for prognostic and therapeutic reasons, needs to be differentiated from other vascular tumors. (Source: World Neurosurgery)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Recommendations on the Use of Biosimilars by the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology, Brazilian Society of Dermatology Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology and Brazilian Study Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease ? Focus on Clinical Evaluation of Monoclonal Antibodies and Fusion Proteins Used in the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

Publication date: Available online 1 May 2015 Source:Autoimmunity Reviews Author(s): Valderílio Feijó Azevedo , Eduardo de Socuza Meirelles , Jussara de Almeida Lima Kochen , Ana Cristina Medeiros , Sender J. Miszputen , Fábio Vieira Teixeira , Adérson Osmar Mourão Cintra Damião , Paulo Gustavo Kotze , Ricardo Romiti , Marcelo Arnone , Renata Ferreira Magalhães , Cláudia Pires Amaral Maia , André Vicente E. de Carvalho The Brazilian Societies of Rheumatology (SBR) and Dermatology ( SBD), the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology (FBG) and the Brazilian Study Group on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (GEDIIB) gathered a group of their respective specialists on the topic of interest to discuss the most relevant issues regarding the clinical use of biosimilar medicines in Brazil. The ...

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

A case of systemic contact dermatitis secondary to edetate disodium

Publication date: Available online 22 April 2015 Source:The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice Author(s): Jessica P. Rajan , Roger Cornell , Andrew A. White (Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Pediatric Lichen Sclerosus: A Review of the Epidemiology and Treatment Options

Abstract Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory disease of the skin that primarily affects postmenopausal women but may occur in men and children as well. Approximately 7% to 15% of cases are believed to occur in children. The epidemiologic data for LS have been limited and treatment options are not well studied, particularly in children. We reviewed new developments available in the current literature on the epidemiology and management of LS for children. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevus on the Breast Sparing the Nipple and Areola

ConclusionWe presume that different developmental time periods of the breast and the nipple?areola complex and the occurrence of the melanocytic lesion before the embryologic development of nipple?areola complex could explain our observation of CMN sparing the nipple?areola complex. The term ?nipple?sparing nevus of the breast? is suggested for this special clinical appearance of CMN. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Frey's Syndrome After Herpes Zoster Virus Infection in a 2?Year?Old Girl

We report the case of a 2?year?old girl presenting with postprandial unilateral flushing that developed after a herpes zoster infection. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Color Doppler Ultrasound Follow?Up of Infantile Hemangiomas and Peripheral Vascularity in Patients Treated with Propranolol

ConclusionCDU permits noninvasive quantification of the changes in IHs and peripheral vessels in patients receiving propranolol therapy. In our cohort of cases there was a significant reduction in tumor volume; however, peripheral vascularity was not significantly affected. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

The Second to Fourth Digit Ratio in Acne Vulgaris

ConclusionThe 2D:4D ratio was not significantly different between the group with AV and the control group independent of sex. Also, we did not observe a significant association with age of onset, severity of disease, or family history. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Ecthyma Gangrenosum Caused by Escherichia coli in a Previously Healthy Girl

We report a case of ecthyma gangrenosum due to E. coli without bacteremia in a previously healthy girl. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Oral Cyclosporine Weekend Therapy: A New Maintenance Therapeutic Option in Patients with Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Abstract Cyclosporine A (CyA) is a systemic therapy used to control severe atopic dermatitis (AD) in children, but its use may be associated with serious side effects. Intermittent short?course therapy has been used to minimize these risks without the loss of clinical benefits. We conducted a 20?week study using intermittent short?course CyA therapy in five patients with severe AD and a Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) score >40. The result was a reduction in the cumulative dose of CyA and serum CyA level, which allows for a longer duration of CyA treatment and decreases the risk of relapse in patients with severe AD. (Source: Pediatric Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Perceived skin colour seems a swift, valid and reliable measurement

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Photodynamic Therapy Simplified Non?prepared, moderate grade actinic keratosis (AK) lesions respond equally well to 5?ALA patch photodynamic therapy (PDT) as mild lesions do

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Impact of Solar UVB radiation (290 ? 320 nm) on vitamin D synthesis in children with Type IV and V skin

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Skin Equivalents: Skin from Reconstructions as Models to Study Skin Development & Diseases

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Risk of skin ulcerations associated with oral nicorandil therapy? a population?based study

ConclusionsUse of nicorandil was found to be associated with increased risk for skin ulceration, especially in the first year after incident exposure. We suggest that healthcare products regulatory agencies re?evaluate the risk for skin ulceration associated with use of nicorandil.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Rearrangement and Depletion of Folate in Human Skin by Ultraviolet Radiation

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: British Journal of Dermatology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Biocompounds from rapeseed oil industry co?stream as active ingredients for skin care applications

ConclusionThe enzymatic technology applied to the rapeseed oil industry costream results in the release of bioactive compounds suitable for skincare applications. Resume ObjectifMalgré le grand nombre de substances produites par l'industrie des soins de la peau, très peu d'entre elles semblent avoir vraiment un effet sur la peau. Par conséquent, étant donné les implications sociales entourant l'apparence physique, la recherche de nouveaux composés bioactifs pour prévenir ou atténuer le vieillissement de la peau et améliorer l'image de soi est une priorité de la recherche actuelle. Dans ce contexte, étant riche en composés de valeur tels que les protéines, les composés phénoliques, les lipides et vitamines, cette étude se concentre dans l'activité potentielle des hydrolysa...

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Missing issues

M RamamIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):237-241 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Nocebo effect in Dermatology

Sidharth Sonthalia, Kinshuk Sahaya, Rahul Arora, Archana Singal, Ankur Srivastava, Ritu Wadhawan, Hamed Zartab, Kripa Shankar GuptaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):242-250Nocebo effect, originally denoting the negative counterpart of the placebo phenomenon, is now better defined as the occurrence of adverse effects to a therapeutic intervention because the patient expects them to develop. More commonly encountered in patients with a past negative experience, this effect stems from highly active processes in the central nervous system, mediated by specific neurotransmitters and modulated by psychological mechanisms such as expectation and conditioning. The magnitude of nocebo effect in clinical medicine is being increasingly appreciated and its relevance ...

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Weekly azathioprine pulse versus daily azathioprine in the treatment of Parthenium dermatitis: A non-inferiority randomized controlled study

Conclusions: Azathioprine 300 mg weekly pulse and 100 mg daily dose are equally effective and safe in the treatment of Parthenium dermatitis. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Evaluation of the effect of Block Level Awareness Campaign on performance indicators of National Leprosy Elimination Program in Vadodara district, Gujarat, India

Conclusions: Active surveillance linked to focused block level campaigns can be useful tools to detect new hidden leprosy cases. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Clinical and histological patterns of dermatofibroma without gross skin surface change: A comparative study with conventional dermatofibroma

Conclusion : The present study suggests that dermatofibroma without gross skin surface change is a variant type with distinct clinical and histological features that distinguish them from conventional dermatofibroma. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Onychomycosis: A study of self-recognition by patients and quality of life

Conclusion: About half of onychomycosis patients, especially elderly males, could not recognize the disease by themselves. It is important for physicians to educate patients with risk factors for onychomycosis to recognize this condition early to prevent concomitant infection and complications, and to improve patients' well-being. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Cutaneous mucormycosis of scalp and eyelids in a child with type I diabetes mellitus

We present a case of pediatric scalp mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae in a 9-year-old diabetic girl who was successfully diagnosed and treated with amphotericin B deoxycholate and wound debridement. At 3 months follow up, the patient was stable although she had lost her vision. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Accidental occupational fireworks tattoo

Domenico Bonamonte, Michelangelo Vestita, Gianni AngeliniIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):279-279 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Chalazion clamp in dermatology revisited

Abhijeet Kumar Jha, Satyaki GangulyIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):280-281 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Pancreatic panniculitis

Sarita Kalwaniya, Pradeep Choudhary, Yashant Aswani, Suresh JainIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):282-283 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Transparency imaging: A new complementary tool for the assessment of melanocytic nevi

Felipe Valdés-Pineda, José Manjón-Haces, Celia Gómez de Castro, Ashfaq A. Marghoob, Francisco Vázquez-LópezIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):283-285 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of Mycoplasma hominis genital isolates

Salvatore Pignanelli, Giovanna Pulcrano, Pasqua Schiavone, Vita Dora Iula, Maria Rosaria CataniaIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):286-288 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Histopathological evidence of efficacy of microneedle radiofrequency for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis

Farahnaz Fatemi Naeini, Ali Saffaei, Mohsen Pourazizi, Bahareh Abtahi-NaeiniIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):288-290 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Scar examination in sporotrichosis: An additional tool for clinical diagnosis

Marcelo R Lyra, Antonio C. F. Valle, Maria I. F. Pimentel, Liliane F Antonio, Janine P. M. Lyra, Renata C. C. Araújo, Armando O SchubachIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):290-292 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Novel transglutaminase 1 mutations in a Chinese patient with severe lamellar ichthyosis phenotype

Juan Bai, Ying-guo Ding, Yin-hua Wu, Jian-jun Qiao, Hong FangIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):292-294 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Prepubertal onset of hidradenitis suppurativa in a girl: A case report and literature review

Jelena M Stojkovic-Filipovic, Mirjana D Gajic-Veljic, Milos NikolicIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):294-298 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Pemphigus vulgaris localised exclusively to the penis

Ozlem Su, Didem Dizman, Dilek Biyik Ozkaya, Pelin Yildiz, Cuyan Demirkesen, Nahide OnsunIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):298-299 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Pemphigus vulgaris associated with surgery: A rare association

Abid Rashid, Jinrong Wang, Ping Fu, Wenfang Wang, Hong XieIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):299-301 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Bullous eosinophilic cellulitis with subcorneal pustules

Taisuke Kamiyama, Hideaki Watanabe, Hirohiko SuekiIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):301-303 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Oculocutaneous tyrosinemia: A case report with delayed diagnosis and excellent response to dietary modification

Burak Tekin, Deniz Yucelten, Cigdem A Zeybek, Ertugrul Kiykim, Maria Wehner, Regina C Betz, Ayse E TokerIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):303-305 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Histiocytoid sweet syndrome related to bortezomib: A mimicker of cutaneous infiltration by myeloma

Mar Llamas-Velasco, Maria J Concha-Garzón, Javier Fraga, M AragüésIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):305-306 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Generalized lichen planus following tattooing with involvement of old hypertrophic scars: Is it 'Koebner recall?'

Kinjal D Rambhia, Siddhi B Chikhalkar, Uday S KhopkarIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):306-308 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

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May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Clinical and dermoscopic features of eccrine poroma

Bruno Simão dos SantosIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):308-309 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Recurrent cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the inner thigh

Domenico Bonamonte, Michelangelo Vestita, Angela Filoni, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Pasquale SportelliIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2015 81(3):309-311 (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology)

May 03, 2015 04:00PM

Exploring the biology of the nail: an intriguing but less-investigated skin appendage

(Source: Journal of Dermatological Science)

May 03, 2015 01:24PM

Patients' Experience of Myositis and Further Validation of a Myositis-specific Patient Reported Outcome Measure - Establishing Core Domains and Expanding Patient Input on Clinical Assessment in Myositis. Report from OMERACT 12.

CONCLUSION: The currently used PROM do not assess symptoms or the effects of disease that are most important to patients; this emphasizes the necessity of patient involvement. Our work provides concrete examples for PRO identification. PMID: 25934817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Rheumatology)

May 02, 2015 04:00PM

Pre-clinical evidences of Pyrostegia venusta in the treatment of vitiligo

Conclusions For the first time these data show that topical and oral administrations of P. venusta have significant antiinflammatory and hyperpigmentant effects, demonstrating different topical and systemic effects through two animal models. Together these models are capable to mimic several features founded in vitiligo, and the results support the ethnopharmacological use of P. venusta. (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)

May 02, 2015 04:00PM

Prone Positioning for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Revision to Prevent Exacerbation of Existing Radiation Dermatitis

Publication date: May 2015 Source:Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Volume 26, Issue 5 Author(s): Bruce M. Bell Jr , Angela Bruner , Carmen Landaverde , Chet R. Rees (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology)

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May 02, 2015 04:00PM

Is Daylight-PDT a good treatment option during solar eclipse?

Daylight-PDT in Dermatology has been the subject of numerous publications in recent years. It's an effective treatment for actinic keratosis of the scalp and face with an excellent tolerance [1,2]. (Source: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy)

May 02, 2015 07:20AM

Baseline CT scans predict lung fibrosis in SSc

Patients with newly diagnosed systemic sclerosis should have a high-resolution lung CT and pulmonary function tests, because when assessed together, their findings identify patients at high risk of interstitial lung disease, researchers say. In a study of 305 patients with systemic sclerosis... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Topical AC-11 abates actinic keratoses and early squamous cell cancers in hairless mice exposed to Ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation.

Authors: Mentor JM, Etemadi A, Patta AM, Scheinfeld N Abstract AC-11 is an aqueous extract of the botanical, Uncaria tomentosa, which has a variety of effects that enhance DNA repair and down regulate inflammation. AC-11 is essentially free of oxindole alkaloids (< 0.05%, w/w) but contains more than 8% carboxy alkyl esters (CAEs) as their active ingredients. Three groups of 10 outbred SK-1 hairless or SK-II hairless strains of mice each were treated with AC-11 at 0.5%, 1.5%, and 3.0% in a non-irritating, dye-free, perfume-free, and fragrance-free vanishing cream vehicle. Ten mice used vehicle only and 10 were untreated. Each concentration of AC-11 and was applied daily to the backs of the mice prior to exposure to a 1,600-watt solar simulator used in this work (Solar Light C...

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Biopsy rates vary with patient profile across different physicians in an academic dermatology practice.

Authors: Li C, Fischer R, Wick J Abstract Current healthcare trends promote data-driven "benchmarking" to decrease cost and increase quality. Dermatologists perform 79% of skin biopsies and biopsy rate is an easily measured benchmark. To reduce the risk of a misguided "one size fits all" benchmark for biopsies, it will help to document the factors driving divergent biopsy rates.This letter compares biopsy rates and high-risk patient ratios for 1000 sequential patients from two academic dermatologists. Elevated biopsy rates (0.55 vs 0.42, p < 0.001) were associated with elevated ratios of high-risk patients (.52 versus .30, p< 0.001). Although limited by small sample size, this research takes a first step toward future efforts to improve accuracy of biopsy benchmarking...

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May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Skin cancer screening and melanoma detection: a life saved.

Authors: Rajpara A, Fischer R, Chandra J, Aires D, Blackmon J Abstract Rural America spans about two-thirds of the land that composes the United States. There are major health disparities in this population including a lack of screening, a shortage in education, and limited access to health care providers. These health disparities combined with a lack of health insurance led our patient to ignore the asymptomatic melanoma on her right foot for 10 years. Although the most recent update from the US Preventive Service Task Force found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer screening, our patient insists that the screening she attended that day saved her life. PMID: 25933086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermat...

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Tonsillar chancre as unusual manifestation of primary syphilis.

We report the case of a 24-year-old woman with a syphilitic ulcer localized in her left tonsil. PMID: 25933085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

European trends in the frequency of original research in acne vulgaris, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer, and skin infections, 1970-2010.

Authors: Choi YM, Garcha JK, Wu JJ Abstract We analyzed trends in the frequency of original publications into common dermatologic topics in two premier European journals, the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Most notably, we found that psoriasis publications peaked around the mid-to-late 1980's as well as demonstrated an upward trend since the 21st century. Skin cancer research witnessed a gradual increase in the frequency of publications since 1970. These findings were consistent with a prior study analyzing trends in two American dermatology journals. We attempted to analyze these results from a historical perspective as well as provide an outlook on the future of research into these common dermatologic topics....

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Nd:YAG laser offers promising treatment option for familial glomuvenous malformation.

We report positive results with the use of Nd:YAG laser in treating symptomatic lesions of familial glomuvenous malformation. PMID: 25933083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Patient use of social media to evaluate cosmetic treatments and procedures.

CONCLUSIONS: For prospective patients interested in cosmetic treatments or procedures, social media sites such as RealSelf may offer information helpful to decision-making as well enable cosmetic treatment providers to build reputations and expand practices. "Worth it" ratings on RealSelf may, in fact, represent a more transparent view of cosmetic treatment or procedural outcomes relative to the high satisfaction rates documented in medical literature. Massive online communication of patient experiences made possible through social media will continue to influence the practice of medicine, both aesthetic and otherwise. PMID: 25933082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

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May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Squamous cell carcinoma in the setting of chronic hidradenitis suppurativa; report of a patient and update of the literature.

Authors: Pena ZG, Sivamani RK, Konia TH, Eisen DB Abstract Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) developing in chronic hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is rare, but failing to recognize the condition may have significant consequences. Dermatologists must be aware of the potential for malignant transformation and should have a low threshold for biopsy when clinical presentation is atypical. Herein we describe a 64-year-old woman with metastatic vulvar SCC that developed within an area of chronic HS. Like SCC associated with other chronic inflammatory disorders (Marjolin's ulcers), mortality is significant. Past reviews have reported death rates above 40% and our most recent update continues to support poor prognoses for these patients. PMID: 25933081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (So...

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Utilidad de la ecografía cutánea en el diagnóstico diferencial de las lesiones azules, hidrocistoma.

Authors: Perez-Lopez I, Garrido-Colmenero C, Blasco-Morente G, Aneiros-Fernandez J, Arias-Santiago S Abstract Numerosas enfermedades cutáneas pueden presentarse como lesiones azules, el diagnóstico diferencial incluye entidades tan diferentes como las metástasis de melanoma, los angiomas, los lipomas, los quistes epidermoides, los pilomatrixoma, los nevus azules, los tumores glómicos o los hidrocistomas, como el que presentamos. La ecografía cutánea será una técnica diagnóstica complementaria de gran valor para hacer un correcto diagnostico diferencia pues cada una de estas lesiones tienen hallazgos ecográficos diferentes que orientaran el diagnóstico. PMID: 25933080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Pedunculated polypoid melanoma. A case report of a rare spindle-cell variant of melanoma.

We report an 89-year-old man who presented with a slowly growing pigmented pedunculated tumor. The nodule was diagnosed as a spindle cell pedunculated malignant melanoma (PMM), a rare variant of spindle-cell malignant melanoma. The clinical presentation of this tumor and its histological and immunohistological features are discussed. PMID: 25933079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Harlequin syndrome: a mask of rare dysautonomic syndromes.

We report a rare case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with complaints of flushing and sweating of the left side of the face after exertion, while the right side remained dry and maintained its normal color. No structural abnormality was identified on detailed work up. Thus, diagnosis of classic idiopathic HS was made. Despite the rarity of this syndrome, dermatologists should be acquainted with this distinctive entity and should refer the patient for complete ophthalmological and neurological examination. PMID: 25933078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Coral contact dermatitis.

Authors: Jefferson J, Thompson C, Hinshaw M, Rich P Abstract Corals can elicit both toxic and allergic reactions upon contact with the skin. Clinical presentations vary depending on whether the reaction is acute, delayed, or chronic. Literature concerning cutaneous reactions to corals and other Cnidarians is scarce. Herein we report a case of delayed contact hypersensitivity reaction to coral and review the clinical and histopathological features of coral contact dermatitis. PMID: 25933077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

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May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Erythema multiforme like allergic contact dermatitis associated with laurel oil: a rare presentation.

Authors: Uzuncakmak TK, Karadag AS, Izol B, Akdeniz N, Cobanoglu B, Taskin S Abstract Allergic contact dermatitis is a common skin disease, which affects approximately 20% of the population. This reaction may present with several clinical manifestations. Erythema multiforme-like allergic contact dermatitis is a rare type of non-eczematous contact dermatitis, which may lead to difficulty in diagnosis.Essential oil of Laurus nobilis is widely used in massage therapy for antiinflammatory and analgesic effects. Laurus nobilis induced contact dermatitis has been reported in the literature but an erythema multiforme-like presentation is rare. PMID: 25933076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Bullous acrodermatitis enteropathica: case report of a unique clinical presentation and review of the literature.

We present a female infant with acrodermatitis enteropathica with crusting of the periorificial regions along with perineal plaques. A delay in diagnosis and treatment led to the development of pronounced painful acral bullae. Although plaques and erosions in the periorificial and acral regions are most commonly observed, bullae should also be considered in the spectrum of clinical manifestations of acrodermatitis enteropathica. The rare bullous variant of acrodermatitis enteropathica can be distinguished histologically. PMID: 25933075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Morphea-like complications to illicit gluteal silicone injections.

We present a case of a 39-year-old Hispanic woman who was referred to our clinic for treatment of several indurated plaques on her buttocks that developed one year prior to presentation, after she received injections of an unknown substance for augmentation. Biopsy of one nodule revealed silicone in the dermis. PMID: 25933074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

A misdiagnosed melanoma: a case of cutaneous epithelioid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.

Authors: Linos K, Warren S Abstract Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that can occur in superficial locations. Histologically it is categorized into two variants: a conventional/spindled and an epithelioid variant. The latter one is very rare and can be confused histologically with malignant melanoma as it is diffusely positive for S100-protein. Herein we present a case that was initially misdiagnosed as malignant melanoma and discuss morphological and immunohistochemical clues to reach a correct diagnosis. PMID: 25933073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

Cutaneous sarcoidosis masquerading as psoriatic plaques.

Authors: Argraves M, Sloan SB, Dadras SS Abstract Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by non-caseating granulomas present in the involved organ systems. The disease is believed to result from an interaction among genetic factors, antigens, and the immune response. Environmental exposures and infectious agents have been implicated as potential causes [1]. Cutaneous sarcoidosis presents clinically in many forms and the lesions are classified as either specific or non-specific. Non-specific lesions show a nondescript inflammatory process [2] whereas specific lesions display typical, non-caseating granulomas. There are many different forms of specific lesions with some being more common than others. Psoriasiform lesions are uncommon [1].  The literature suggests that as...

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May 02, 2015 02:46AM

An usual elastophagocytic granuloma with involvement of the back: a possible variant of an annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma.

We present a case of a 73-year-old woman with hypertension and type II diabetes, who was admitted to the hospital for an ischemic cerebrovascular accident. She presented with annular and serpiginous skin lesions on her back and arms that had appeared seven months earlier;  a clinical and histological diagnosis of elastophagocytic granuloma was made. Our patient exhibited a florid presentation and a self-limiting course. PMID: 25933071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Dermatol Online J)

May 02, 2015 02:46AM

The use of an imagery mnemonic to teach the porphyrin biochemical pathway.

Authors: De Moll EH, Routt E, Heinecke G, Tsui C, Levitt J Abstract We designed an imagery mnemonic to help medical students and residents learn the porphyrin pathway and associated diseases. Fourth year medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the spring of 2014 participated. One group (n=11) received the porphyrin pathway in a lecture explaining a mnemonic, whereas a second group (n=11) was simply taught the steps of the pathway. A pre-intervention assessment before the lectures was given to assess baseline differences in knowledge of the porphyrin pathway between the groups. Immediately following the lecture, 1 week after the lecture, and 3 weeks after the lecture, the students were given quizzes to assess their knowledge. Students were aware of the wee...

May 01, 2015 09:24PM

Allergic nickel dermatitis following an occupational accident involving a mechanical rodeo bull - Bregnbak D, Menné T, Thyssen JP.

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May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Letter of apology and notice of retraction.

Authors: Yazdan P Abstract Retraction of: Yazdan, P. Sem Cutan Med Surg. 2012 Dec;31(4):258-266 PMID: 21605090 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]. PMID: 25922958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery)

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Fractional epidermal grafting in combination with laser therapy as a novel approach in treating radiation dermatitis.

Authors: Tran TN, Hoang MV, Phan QA, Phung TL, Purschke M, Ferinelli WA, Sabir S, Ziegler A, Nelson S, Anderson RR Abstract Radiation injury to the skin is a major source of dysfunction, disfigurement, and complications for thousands of patients undergoing adjunctive treatment for internal cancers. Despite the great potential for affecting quality of life, radiation injury has received little attention from dermatologists and is primarily being managed by radiation oncologists. During our volunteer work in Vietnam, we encountered numerous children with significant scarring and depigmentation of skin from the outdated use of radioactive phosphorus P32 in the treatment of hemangiomas. This dangerous practice has left thousands of children with significant fibrosis and disfigurement. ...

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Treatment of ulcers with ablative fractional lasers.

Authors: Morton LM, Dover JS, Phillips TJ, Krakowski AC, Uebelhoer NS Abstract Chronic, nonhealing ulcers are a frustrating therapeutic challenge and investigation of innovative therapies continues to be an important research pursuit. One unique and newly applied intervention is the use of ablative fractional lasers. This technology has recently been employed for the treatment of hypertrophic, disfiguring and function-limiting scars, and was first shown to induce healing of chronic wounds in patients with persistent ulcers and erosions within traumatic scars. Recent reports suggest it may be applicable for other types of chronic wounds as well. The mechanism of action for this modality remains to be elucidated but possible factors include laser-induced collagen remodeling, photomic...

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May 01, 2015 05:38PM

A review of scar assessment scales.

Authors: Nguyen TA, Feldstein SI, Shumaker PR, Krakowski AC Abstract At our current level of understanding, scars are an unavoidable result of disruption of the integument following trauma and other sources of injury in the postnatal period. Millions of people worldwide suffer from diminished quality of life due to varying degrees of disfigurement, functional impairment, and psychosocial comorbidity. Scars also represent a significant financial burden to the healthcare system at large. Substantial momentum currently exists in scar research associated with innovative techniques and devices devoted to treating scars. In order to properly ascertain and compare responses to various therapies, accurate and reproducible qualitative and quantitative assessments are vital. At least 10 diff...

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Multidisciplinary, multimodal approach for a child with a traumatic facial scar.

This report describes a 3-year-old girl with a "mixed" (atrophic/hypertrophic), violaceous, contracted facial scar from a dog bite. It was treated with a novel approach utilizing a multidisciplinary pediatric scar team to combine autologous fat grafting, ablative fractional laser resurfacing, pulsed-dye laser, and laser-assisted delivery of a corticosteroid as concurrent, multimodal therapy to optimize the outcome. PMID: 25922954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery)

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Laser tratment of traumatic scars: a military perspective.

Authors: Shumaker PR Abstract Advancements in medical treatment and transport over more than a decade of conflict have resulted in unprecedented survival rates for service members despite catastrophic injuries. Enhanced survival has created an unprecedented need for comprehensive rehabilitation and transition services. Though far from the exclusive domain of military dermatologists, military medicine has had a prominent role in integrating cutaneous procedural techniques into the rehabilitation of traumatically injured patients for a variety of reasons. The introduction of fractional laser technology in the mid-2000's has stimulated a revolution in scar treatment, and is gradually remodeling the fields of procedural dermatology and trauma rehabilitation both inside and outside of t...

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Current trends and future considerations in scar treatment.

Authors: Waibel JS, Rudnick A Abstract The goal of scar therapy is the restoration of the patient to their preinjury state. A combination of injected antimetabolites, surgery, laser, and laser-assisted delivery of drugs is needed for minimally invasive surgical correction of scars. As a result, laser therapy is emerging as an essential treatment element. It has been noted that fractional lasers normalize both the clinical and histological appearance of scars. Laser- and light-based therapies complement existing approaches of surgery and physical therapy, resulting in significant gains with minimal associated morbidity. Emerging and future laser technologies are creating a new paradigm in the management of scar rehabilitation. PMID: 25922952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (...

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

Microstructural and molecular considerations in the treatment of scars with ablative fractional lasers.

Authors: Giordano CN, Ozog D Abstract Fractional ablative lasers have recently proven to be an effective modality for improving the clinical appearance and minimizing the morbidity associated with restrictivetype scars. Their tolerable safety profile on nonfacial sites and darker Fitzpatrick skin types provides an advantage over its fully ablative counterpart in treating facial rhytides, photodamaged skin, and acne scars. However, despite its increasing usage in clinical practice, the mechanism behind the observed clinical benefit remains complex and has yet to be fully elucidated. This paper reviews the work on the histological mechanism of action of ablative fractional lasers, and the molecular changes that occur posttreatment on restrictive scars, with an emphasis on mature burn...

May 01, 2015 05:38PM

An idiosyncratic history of burn scars.

This article selects from among a myriad of examples of modern military treatments as they relate to those survivors. Larrey, with Napolean's Grand Army, Sir Harold Gilles during and following World War I, and the Boston area preparation and response to the Cocoanut Grove Fire in 1942 are the principle topics examined. Recent modern interventions, related to the survival of horrific blast and burn injuries, with modern wound care and scar manipulation techniques provide context to the current ability to modify healing and scars. PMID: 25922950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery)

May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Subjective stress reactivity in psoriasis – a cross sectional study of associated psychological traits

Conclusion: According to our results, patients who perceive stress as a causal factor in their psoriasis might have a more vulnerable psychological constitution. This finding suggests important opportunities for clinicians to identify patients who may benefit from additional psychological exploration and support. (Source: BMC Dermatology)

May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Recombinant Erythroid Differentiation Regulator 1 (Erdr1) Inhibits Both Inflammation and Angiogenesis in a Mouse Model of Rosacea

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

NKp46 regulates the production of serine proteases and IL?22 in human mast cells in urticaria pigmentosa

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

The mastocyte: the off switch of UV itch

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Considerations for the utilization of ?comparative analysis of colorimetric staining in skin using open?source software? in an experimental setting

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Suppressed inflammatory gene expression during human hypertrophic scar compared to normotrophic scar formation

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Constitutive activation of Stat3 in mouse epidermis is linked to hair deficiency and cytoskeletal network damage

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Evaluation of the CAV1 Gene in Clinically, Sonographically and Histologically Proven Morphea Patients

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May 01, 2015 04:00PM

Modulation of Stratum Corneum Lipid Composition and Organization of Human Skin Equivalents by Specific Medium Supplements

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