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Microneedling: a new approach in dermatology

    Microneedling (percutaneous collagen induction therapy) is a new promising mini-invasive therapeutic procedure where small holes are created across the stratum corneum while keeping the epidermis partially intact.   The…
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What is Rosacea? Causes, clinical features and treatment

    Rosacea is a common condition and one that dermatologists come across all the time. It is characterized by either transient or persistent facial erythema involving a chronic rash, sometimes accompanied with conspicuous …
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Association of Psoriasis with the Risk for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

      Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of keratinocytes, release of proinflammatory cytokines, and recruitment of T cells to the skin that…
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Vitiligo: causes, clinical features, diagnosis and general management

    Vitiligo is an acquired disorder of the skin characterized by well-circumscribed macules or patches of depigmentation. Vitiligo can be cosmetically disabling, especially in people of darker skin. It is caused by destruction…
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The elusive connection between vitamin D and skin health

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has an imperative role in health. It regulates calcium metabolism and homeostasis, but its scope of function extends beyond that, particularly the skin.   The production of vitamin D occurs in the…
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COVID-19: how is it related to the skin?

In December 2019 unexplained pneumonia cases started arising in Wuhan, China due to a new pathogen called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and thus the disease was named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cases…
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The unexpected correlation between BMI index and acne vulgaris

  It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet can improve skin condition greatly as there are many products and food supplements that claim to refresh and nourish the skin while preventing acne, but exactly how much can a conscious diet a…
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A brief outline on the management of Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by well-defined, erythematous scaly plaques. Psoriasis can occur at any age, and is usually a lifelong disease with fluctuations in severity and extent. There…
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Probiotics and the skin

  Probiotics are live microorganisms administered for their beneficial effects. WHO (World Health Organization) defines them as live microorganisms that “when administered in adequate amounts, confer to a health benefit on the host”. Lac…
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Electronic cigarettes and dermatological manifestations

Electronic cigarette usage has become quite frequent in the last couple of years, mainly due to it being marketed as a substitute for traditional cigarettes. There’s a lot of controversy revolving around whether it is truly a safe substitute t…
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Pattern hair loss: What causes it? How can it be treated?

  Baldness or “Alopecia” is a common condition, it has many types and causes, but the most common type is pattern hair loss, which is what will be addressed here. Hair loss has a lot of psychological impact on affected individuals, esp…
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3rd Riyadh Derm Forum

Riyadh Derm Forum is a scientific forum conducted twice a year by the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and organized by the students’ club under the supervision of the society. The 3rd Riyadh Derm Forum took place in th…