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 Effectiveness of Emollient Therapy in Pediatric Patients With Atopic Dermatitis
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, May/June 2017

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can develop in early childhood and affects 15%-30% of children. The purposes of this research were to review the literature and critique the evidence to better understand the use of emollient therapy in atopic dermatitis.

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 Quick Tips on Recognizing Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, January/February 2018

Although many skin manifestations are isolated to a dermatological disorder, some skin manifestations can be related to a deeper, more systemic issue. The skin is related to other body systems and functions. The importance of being able to recognize these dermatological manifestations and associate them with potential systemic disease can be a critical diagnostic tool for the practitioner. Sometimes, these skin manifestations can be the first sign of an internal disease. Although challenging, recognition, prompt diagnosis, and treatment can alter the course of a life-threatening illness.


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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
Source: Marchese, N. & Primer, S. (2013). Targeting Lyme diseaseNursing2013, 43(5). 

Erythema migrans is the most well-known sign of early localized Lyme disease. Note the targetlike concentric rings with no scale.


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