May 02, 2019
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April’s top dermatology stories: E-cigarette dangers, smartphone use as a Wood’s lamp

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Researchers explored the skin-related conditions associated with electronic cigarette use in the most popular Healio Dermatology article last month.

In another top story, researchers discovered that in clinical settings lacking a Wood’s lamp for vitiligo examination, the blue screen of a smartphone may be a readily available alternative.


E-cigarettes harmful alternative to tobacco regarding dermatological issues

Thermal injury can also result from the battery temperature rising to an extent that it results in a fire and/or explosion due to poor product design, manufacturing failures and the use of low-quality materials in the production of the batteries leading to a lack of internal thermal regulation, according to researchers. Read more.



Smartphone may be readily available alternative to Wood’s lamp

Radiation from a Wood’s lamp accentuates a vitiliginous lesion. The lack of epidermal melanin facilitates autofluorescence of the dermal collagen, according to researchers. Read more.



Acetaminophen may increase risk for eczema in children

Children with the greatest risk for eczema were exposed to acetaminophen during the most recent year. Furthermore, those exposed in early life seemed to have an increased risk for eczema. Read more.



Atopic dermatitis associated with extracutaneous infections

Atopic dermatitis in children and adults was associated with a higher prevalence and odds of ear infection, strep throat and urinary traction infection compared with controls, but there was no difference for pneumonia. Read more.