American Academy of Dermatology, March 25 to 29

The 2022 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

By Physician’s Briefing Staff | April 08, 2022

"Almost 80 percent of tested children in the registry had positive patch test results. Most common allergens were hydroperoxides of linalool, hydroperoxides of limonene, and nickel," Yu said. "This study reinforces the important concept that children with difficult-to-treat dermatitis should be evaluated for allergic contact dermatitis with patch testing, because without patch testing, we may be missing an opportunity to treat a large portion of children."

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In another presentation, Julian Trevino, M.D., of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, reviewed information on skin conditions caused by exposure to various plants, insects/arthropods, and aquatic organisms.

The information presented was the result of an extensive review of the literature designed to provide attendees with relevant information to assist them in accurately diagnosing and treating such exposures as well as providing information to patients, particularly those engaged in activities where there is an increased likelihood of such hazardous exposure. Trevino noted that awareness of the wide variety of potential indoor and outdoor exposures to various plants, insects/arthropods, and aquatic organisms causing adverse skin reactions can assist clinicians and patients in avoiding such exposures and in properly identifying and managing such exposures when they occur.

"Taking measures to prevent such exposures (in the home, at work, while engaging in leisure activities or while on vacation) can avoid the unpleasant, and in some cases life-threatening, consequences of these exposures," Trevino said. "Clinicians knowledgeable about [these] exposures can be a valuable resource to colleagues, patients, and community organizations. They can provide accurate information about recognition, treatment, and prevention of such exposures. They can also become engaged in designing better preventative strategies and treatments for these hazardous exposures."

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AAD: Skin Videomicroscopy Biomarker May Help Predict Cancer Relapse

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients who have undergone hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematologic cancer, leukocyte-endothelial interactions visualized directly in skin may help predict prognosis, according to a study published online March 26 in JAMA Dermatology to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from March 25 to 29 in Boston.

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