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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




This middle aged female patient presented to me with diffuse long standing alopecia mainly involving the vertex. The hair scope revealed peri follicular scaling without significant thinning of the shaft. Clinically peri follicular erythema was also evident. My diagnosis was Lichen Plano Pilaris (LPP). Since histopathological evidence is not available, […]

Pseudopelade of Brocq


This patient presented with an alopecia areata patch over frontal scalp. She also had unilateral loss of lateral eyebrows. An exclamation mark hair as seen through hair scope is marked with red arrows. When intralesional corticosteroids are used, low concentrations are typically injected into eyebrows or facial skin and the […]

Alopecia areata


This male patient presented with recent onset hair fall with itching. He also complained of boils over the scalp. On examination patient had superficial folliculitis of the scalp which is fairly common in gulf. The blue circle shows a folliculitis lesion as seen through hair scope. When it is confined […]

Sebo Psoriasis