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Vol. 201, Issue 5: etoc 1 (Photo credit: TheJCB) This study proposes hypoxia inducible factor (HIF1) as the missing link between the androgenic and inflammatory theories of acne pathogenesis. Androgenic hormones  induce intraductal keratinocyte proliferation resulting in ductal hypoxia. Hypoxia induces the failure of both terminal differentiation and desquamation thus […]

Ductal hypoxia in acne: the missing link between comedogenesis and ...



Way back in 2006, I wrote a casual article about dermatology dissertation / thesis topics in this blog. It was about a book on evidence based dermatology. It mentioned some mundane topics with established treatment ideas but little experimental evidence. I recommended this book for thesis ideas. Over the years […]

Dermatology Dissertation / Thesis Topics





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The complete article is available as a printable pdf file from the Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) below:http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/16515/ Cosmetic dermatology is a unique specialty where clinical medicine has a legitimate but often detested relationship with business. There are people lined up on either side of the hazy line between medicine […]

Research in Cosmetic Dermatology: Reconciling medicine with business: (Part I ...



Pitted keratolysis is caused by a cutaneous infection with Corynebacterium and Actinomyces. It is often associated with hyperhidrosis. It is common in this part of the world because of occlusive footwear. Twice daily application of erythromycin or clindamycin is effective.

Pitted keratolysis


Speckled lentiginous nevus is a patch of hyperpigmentation representing a localized defect in neural crest melanoblasts. Several black or brown macules are seen within a patch of brown hyperpigmentation. Some consider this a variant of Congenital melanocytic naevus. Related articles Insight into evolution of a giant congenital nevomelanocytic nevus over […]

Speckled lentiginous nevus