Research articles on the cutaneous effects of Covid-19 tend to only display clinical images of lighter-skinned patients, according to a new research letter published in the British Journal of Dermatology (May 29, 2020).
Cutaneous manifestations such as urticaria, erythemato-papular or erythemato-vesicular rash, and chilblains—sometimes referred to as “Covid toes”—should considered key diagnostic signs of coronavirus, according to a large new study by researchers at King’s College London.
A new study has strengthened the association between chilblains or “Covid toes” and Covid-19 infection. Researchers said that the virus was found in the skin biopsies of patients who did not test positive for the virus using throat swabs and antibody measurements.
In a virtual awards ceremony, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), honored 2019 president Dr. Kerri Purdy, welcomed incoming president Dr. Jason Rivers, and gave out awards to dermatologists and others in the skin care industry.
Men are genetically more prone to skin cancers such as melanoma, and now researchers may know why. According to investigators, the x chromosome contains three genes with significant mutations, of which one was only found in men.
A new in vivo study has provided insights into the effects of oxidative stress on skin aging in different regions of the face. Researchers found that certain parts of the face including the nose and the area between the eyebrows showed higher levels of oxidative stress.
One-third of respondents to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that they had used disinfectants such as bleach in non-recommended ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including applying it directly to the skin.
Dermatologists and other medical professionals all over Canada and the U.S. have reacted to the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis and the protests that have ensued.
Inherited gene variations may dictate how cancers such as melanoma metastasize in an individual’s body, according to a new study.
Filaggrin gene defects may be linked to the development of eczema sooner than previously thought in newborn babies, based on information from a new study. Wheeze and nasal disease were also linked to the common skin barrier defect, according to the study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Apr. 28, 2020).