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New Evidence of Demodex Mite Infestations in Rosacea

New evidence of Demodex infestations in rosacea

A review study published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology supports the role of Demodex mites in rosacea. Ying Shuo-Chang, MD, and Yu-Chen Huang, MD, of Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, performed a literature search in PubMed, MEDLINE, and EmBase databases from inception through October 31, 2016. They searched the terms “Demodex” and “Demodex Mites” combined with “Rosacea.” All studies included in their review and meta-analysis were human clinical trials published in English.

Majority of sunscreens distributed by major US retailers meet AAD recommendations

Sunscreen being applied to child at beach.

Ariel E. Eber, MD, et al, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, conducted a follow-up to a 2014 study that evaluated 472 sunscreens available at two major U.S. retailers (WalMart and Walgreens) to see if they met the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommendations.

Dr. Eber and colleagues found that, in 2017, more sunscreens complied with the AAD’s recommendations than in 2014. The recommendations, which were released following the U.S. FDA’s 2011 standardization of sunscreen labeling, include:

Hair Loss Camouflage Products Improve Self-Esteem

Hair fibers, wigs and hairpieces are beneficial to patients.

Physicians can support their hair loss patients by sharing information on the different products now available to camouflage thinning hair, according to a recent study published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. For “Effect of camouflaging agents on psychologic well-being: A cross-sectional survey of hair loss patients,” researchers Christina M. Ring, et al, of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, posted a 12-question survey on various online hair loss forums and blog sites.

Rosacea Linked to Autoimmune Disease

Rosacea Linked to Autoimmune Disease

As rosacea shares genetic risk loci with autoimmune diseases, researchers Alexander Egeberg, MD, et al, sought to investigate the possible association between rosacea and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The population-based, case-control study identified a total of 6,759 patients with rosacea and matched them with 33,795 control subjects on age, sex and calendar time. Conditional logistic regression was used to calculate crude and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs).