Top dermatology news in November highlights oral health in psoriasis


Oral health and hygiene and dietary practices may be associated with the development and severity of psoriasis, in a study from Dermatology Online Journal and the top Healio Dermatology story from November.

Patients with psoriasis who rated their gum health as poor or very poor had significantly more severe psoriasis symptoms, and patients who consumed fresh fruit at least once daily had milder symptoms.

Continue reading for additional news in dermatology on platelet-rich plasma in alopecia, depression in psoriatic arthritis and more from November.


Fruit consumption, oral health linked to psoriasis severity

“The biggest surprise was that frequent consumption of fresh fruit is associated with a lower severity of psoriasis,” Paul Macklis, BS, MS, study author and medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, told Healio Dermatology. Read more.


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Matthew J. Lin

PRP improves hair density, caliber in women with androgenetic alopecia

“Platelet-rich plasma is obviously a very hot topic at the moment, but most of the studies have been done in men, so we thought we’d contribute to the literature by looking at women,” Matthew J. Lin, MD, a dermatologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said during his presentation at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting. Read more.


Depression should be considered critical comorbidity in PsA

Patients with psoriatic arthritis who also have depression were more likely to be on medications for PsA, had fewer swollen joints and lower disease activity via body surface area but also reported higher RAPID3 scores, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting. Read more.


Experts optimize the total-body skin exam

Researchers developed a standardized total-body skin examination procedure using video recordings of dermatology faculty members and residents conducting regular total-body skin examinations. Read more.


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Joel M. Gelfand

Experts publish comprehensive pediatric psoriasis guidelines

The new guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation are the first of its kind to focus on pediatric psoriasis, according to Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, professor of dermatology and epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Read more.

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