Poor quality trials make assessing effects of non-pharmacological treatments in acne difficult, but based on the evidence, glycolic acid, amino fruit acid, intense pulsed light and diode laser are the most promising.
Chronic urticaria is associated with a low resolution rate, but researchers writing in JAMA point to biomarkers that may help predict the likelihood of resolution.
A daily capsule of a cocktail of probiotics may reduce both the severity symptoms in moderate atopic dermatitis and the need for topical corticosteroids to treat symptom flare ups in children.
A small study finds that the combination of methotrexate and azathioprine is safe and effective as maintenance treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis for up to five years.
A spate of new eosinophilic fasciitis cases led to the development of these considerations now considered standard in making an accurate diagnosis.
Study finds that second-line agents need to be incorporated into treatment for moderate to severe dermatomyositis, which is otherwise very difficult to treat.
Laser-assisted topical steroid delivery for hypertrophic scars and keloids produces sustainable results, study shows.
Psoriasis has long been linked with poor nutrition, high body mass index and metabolic disorders. New research suggests a reduced sense of taste and smell, caused by inflammation, may explain why.
Psoriasis patients carrying a specific gene experience a significantly better early response to ustekinumab, but are less likely to achieve high rates of response to anti-TNFs.
The spleen may have a role in driving the higher rate of cardiovascular disease seen in psoriasis patients through a spleen–atherosclerotic axis, suggests research presented at a meeting in London.