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How can dermatology take action against climate change?

A commentary in the International Journal of Dermatology stresses the need for dermatologists to engage more meaningfully on key climate issues and to move beyond discussions of the skin-related impacts of climate change.

Medical research

Prior diagnoses influence dermatopathologists' interpretations

When interpreting melanocytic skin biopsy specimens, knowledge of a prior diagnosis sways dermatopathologists to make more and less severe diagnoses and can also sway them from a correct to an incorrect diagnosis, according ...

Medical economics

Physician assistants commonly employed in dermatology

Many physician assistants (PAs) are employed in dermatology, with a larger annual increase seen for PAs in dermatology versus other specialties, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reveals mechanisms behind 'COVID toes'

Redness and swelling of the hands and toes, known as chilblain-like lesions, have been reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology uncovers the underlying mechanisms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Community-based study links skin rashes to COVID-19

Previous studies conducted in hospitals reported that COVID-19 patients presented with unusual skin rashes. This study, which is published in the British Journal of Dermatology, analyzed information provided by 336,847 individuals ...

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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. The name of this specialty originated in the form of the (semantically wrong) words dermologie (in French, 1764) and, a little later, dermatologia (in Latin, 1777). A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

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