Research exploring the risk for ear infections and strep throat in patients with atopic dermatitis garnered the most pageviews last week.
In another top story, acne in young adults in Israel led researchers to suggest that metabolically active adipose tissue plays a protective role in acne.
Lastly, as people with melanoma age, researchers determined that the pattern, timing and extent of distant metastasis change and should be considered.
Atopic dermatitis associated with extracutaneous infections
Extracutaneous infections, particularly ear infections, strep throat and urinary tract infections, have an increased likelihood in patients with atopic dermatitis, according to a literature review. Read more.
Adiposity may have protective effect in young adults with acne
The researchers found a gradual decrease in the incidence of acne from the high-normal BMI range to the severely obese range. Read more.
Age a key factor when considering melanoma treatment
“It has become increasingly evident that tumor progression is not solely determined by cell-intrinsic mechanisms but also by factors and nonmalignant cells in the tumor microenvironment that can exert inhibitory or promoting effects on metastasis formation and underlie age-related changes,” according to Maximilian Gassenmaier, MD, of the department of dermatology at Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, and colleagues. Read more.