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Ilya Petrou, M.D.
Treating the AK field
Innovative modifications of conventional treatments for actinic keratosis (AK) can help patients live with this chronic disease in more comfort and greater safety, and with potentially improved outcomes.
International guidelines introduced for actinic keratosis
The European Dermatology Forum and International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has created international treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis that include optimal treatment strategies and recommendations.
Low mole count may predict melanoma risk
Low mole count may predict melanoma risk
Melanoma patients with fewer than 50 nevi may develop more aggressive melanomas than those with greater than 50 nevi, underscoring the need for education and consideration for skin cancer screening in all patients based on their overall risk.
High-risk skin cancer needs multidisciplinary management
High-risk skin cancer needs multidisciplinary management
Immunosuppressed patients have a greater risk for developing high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer, which can typically be more aggressive in this patient population. As such, a multidisciplinary approach is required when contemplating appropriate treatment and management of this patient population.
How to use big data to treat and manage diseases
How to use big data to treat and manage diseases
Precision medicine appears to be the future of healthcare and the use of big data is proving to be invaluable in achieving this goal. The vast amounts of molecular and other valuable data currently being collected at huge databases and used to create personalized medicine is part of a grand and inevitable formula to revolutionize modern medicine.
Rosacea treatment shifts focus
Clinicians now have a better understanding of rosacea from its potential pathogeneses to the systemic diseases associated with the condition. Learn more
Hidradenitis Suppurativa therapy options progressing
Hidradenitis Suppurativa therapy options progressing
Many physicians miss diagnosing hidradenitis suppurativa upon first presentation. Recognizing key traits may help physicians diagnose and begin treatment of the disease earlier.
Rosacea's surprising genetic link
A recent study has shed some light on the genetic predisposition of rosacea as well as other associated environmental factors, which could lead to improved treatment and management of the disease.
Herpes is everywhere
Herpes is everywhere
Human herpes viruses are ubiquitous and they should be kept in mind for atypical presentations in immunocompromised hosts.
Pediatric psoriasis
Pediatric psoriasis
Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial disease that requires a multidisciplinary approach when considering optimal treatment and management in pediatric patients.

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