Two immune checkpoints, Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 (PD-1), appear to be present in the inflammatory infiltrate of active non-segmental vitiligo (NSV), according to findings published online ahead of print in International Journal of Dermatology (June 18, 2020).
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a need for prolonged use of N95 masks leading to injuries on healthcare workers’ faces. The use of skin protectants may prevent skin irritation caused by the N95 masks by providing a barrier or redistributing pressure.
Data from an online survey of vitiligo patients suggests that, contrary to some case reports, the development of vitiligo may not be a potential side-effect of isotretinoin treatment. The findings suggest instead that there may be some protection against developing vitiligo from the treatment.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, dermatology practices introduced teledermatology services to continue care. Researchers randomly selected 274 teledermatology visits to evaluate early practice patterns to identify variations in the quality of and access to teledermatology services.
In a press release, the AAD revealed that some 74% of surveyed U.S. parents reported that they worry more about sun protection with their children than their own parents did with them.
As well, 90% reported that they believe that teaching their children healthy behaviours when the children are young will help them keep those good habits as they grow up.