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Susan J. Huang, MD

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan J. Huang, MD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Vismodegib (Erivedge®) Treatment for Basal Cell Carcinoma Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Vismodegib (Erivedge®) is a FDA approved targeted therapy for metastatic basal cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas that are not amenable to surgery or radiation. Vismodegib works by binding a protein called Smoothened (SMO) to inactivate the hedgehog signaling pathway.
    • Electrodessication and Curettage (ED&C, EDC, ED+C) Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Electrodessication and curettage is a procedure performed in the office setting by dermatologists and other physiciations for treatment of pre-cancers and skin cancers. The procedure consists of scraping and "burning" away the unwanted growth.
    • Teledermatology Practices and Policies in the United States Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Teledermatology is a new model of dermatologic health care delivery where the dermatologist and patient utilize the computer or wireless devices to facilitate the visit interaction. There are two methods; one is the store-and-forward method and the other is the live-interactive method.
    • Chicken Pox Pictures Created: Sunday, July 22, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Chicken pox is a common infection caused by the varicella virus. This gallery shows pictures of chicken pox lesions in various stages and on different types of skin.
    • Herpes Simplex Pictures Created: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The herpes virus causes a typical rash in the genital area and also causes fever blisters (cold sores). This gallery shows pictures of typical herpes rashes.
    • Mohs Micrographic Surgery Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Mohs micrographic surgery is a type of surgery performed on the skin and named after the surgeon Dr. Frederic Mohs. It is most commonly used for skin cancers on the head and neck, but also for other high risk skin cancers. The skin cancer is removed layer by layer. Each layer is examined under a microscope, and the procedure continues until the surgeon has verified the skin cancer has been removed in its entirety.
    • Lichen Planopilaris Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Lichen planopilaris is a relatively rare cause of hair loss (alopecia) and is categorized as a scarring alopecia. This article reviews the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.
    • Skin Care with Liquid Cleansers Created: Thursday, April 12, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Liquid cleansers are better for the skin than bar soaps. Find out why in this article about the types of liquid cleansers and their effect on the skin.
    • Types of Psoriasis Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Psoriasis is a complicated disease that is not fully understood. There are several different types of psoriasis and some don't even affect the skin. Find out more about the types of psoriasis."
    • Skin Changes in Pregnancy Created: Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman's body. Find out more about how the skin changes during pregnancy.
    • Glogau Classification of Photoaging Created: Friday, December 29, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The Glogau classification system was developed to help classify the severity of wrinkles. This helps practitioners pick the best procedures to treat wrinkles and photoaging.
    • Atopic Dermatitis - How it is Diagnosed Created: Sunday, June 25, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out more about how atopic dermatitis is diagnosed using the major and minor features of atopic dermatitis." itemprop="description">> Sunday, December 07, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      A Potassium hydroxide test is used to diagnose fungal infections of the skin. Find out more about the Potassim hydroxide test.
    • Impetigo Herpetiformis Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Impetigo herpetiformis, a rare condition similar to pustular psoriasis, affects some pregnant women in the second half of pregnancy. Find out more about this condition.
    • Acne Treatment With Miscellaneous Topical Medications Created: Saturday, March 25, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      There are many topical treatments to control acne that don't fit into a specific category. The most popular of these is benzoyl peroxide. Find out more about other topical acne treatments.
    • Allergic Contact Dermatitis Distribution Created: Sunday, September 26, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Allergic contact dermatitis is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction that involves interaction of allergens and antibodies. The location of the rash can give important clues to the type of allergen causing the rash.
    • I&D - Incision and Drainage Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The definition of incision and drainage, or I&D. Dermatology.
    • Nail Psoriasis Created: Sunday, November 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Psoriasis often affects the nails causing characteristic nail changes. Learn more about the nail changes seen with psoriasis.
    • Seborrheic Dermatitis and AIDS Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Seborrheic dermatitis is a common condition that affects 3% of the population. The majority of people infected with HIV develop seborrheic dermatitis. Find out more about the relationship between seborrhea and AIDS.
    • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections Created: Sunday, October 25, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to the usual antibiotics that kill S. aureus. Find out more about MRSA infections including how they are diagnose...
    • Atopic Dermatitis Home Treatment Created: Sunday, January 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Learn about the important things you can do at home to prevent a flare-up of atopic dermatitis and to start treating it if it does flare.
    • Dermis Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Definition of the medical term dermis- the second of the three major layers of skin.
    • Scalp Psoriasis Created: Sunday, November 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The scalp is a common site for people to have psoriasis. Learn more about what scalp psoriasis looks like and other rashes it can be confused with.
    • Subungual Melanoma Created: Thursday, August 24, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The definition of subungual melanoma.
    • Psoriasis Types: Inverse Psoriasis Created: Sunday, November 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Inverse psoriasis is an unusual type of psoriasis that occurs in skin folds. Learn more about what this rash looks like and what it can be confused with.
    • Hyperpigmentation Created: Saturday, October 23, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The definition of hyperpigmentation.
    • Pruritis Created: Monday, December 22, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The medical term for itching. Dermatology.
    • Lesion Created: Sunday, December 07, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The definition of lesion. Dermatology.
    • Reducing the Risk of Transmission of Herpes to Infants Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out about the measures taken by health care providers to reduce the risk of transmission of the herpes simplex virus to infants." itemprop="description">"description" Sunday, December 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Chronic plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. It has a characteristic appearance on the elbows, knees, scalp and buttocks. Find out more about the appearance and diagnosis of this type of psoriasis
    • Smallpox Created: Sunday, November 30, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out more about smallpox, a disease that has been eradicated, but is important again as a biological terrorism threat." itemprop="description">