Inflammatory skin diseases are common and associated with highly visible signs (redness, dryness, scaling), psychosocial burden, and systemic comorbidities. Recent scientific advances have improved our understanding of inflammatory skin diseases and have led to many new treatment options, some already FDA-approved and other emerging. However, not all treatments are approved for use in children and questions remain about the long-term effects of these treatments, including side effects and impact on disease course and risk of associated disorders.
The Goals of the Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Focused Study Group are to define and address unmet research needs in inflammatory skin diseases, to discover new therapies, and to advance our understanding of biomarkers, genetic influences, and disease comorbidities.
The AD & Psoriasis Focused Study Group is co-chaired by Amy Paller, MD from Northwestern University and Minnelly Luu, MD from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Contact us if you’re interested in getting involved!
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The Rapid Joint Examination Technique (R-JET) is a screening examination for arthritis that can be incorporated into the routine dermatological examination when patients complain of joint discomfort, especially those with skin disorders that are known to be associated with arthritis.
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Singer, Hannah M., et al. “Texting atopic dermatitis patients to optimize learning and eczema area and severity index scores: A pilot randomized control trial.” Pediatric Dermatology 35.4 (2018): 453-457.
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Osier, Emily, et al. “Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening Guidelines.” JAMA Dermatology 153.7 (2017): 698-704.
Totri, Christine R., et al. “Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 76.2 (2017): 281-285.