Brook E Tlougan

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OBJECTIVES The goals were to determine the prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in patients with atopic dermatitis and to determine whether suppression of S aureus growth with sodium hypochlorite (bleach) baths and intranasal mupirocin treatment improves eczema severity. METHODS A randomized,(More)
Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma Beth A. Drolet, MD, Cameron C. Trenor, III, MD, Leonardo R. Brand~ao, MD, Yvonne E. Chiu, MD, Robert H. Chun, MD, Roshni Dasgupta, MD, Maria C. Garzon, MD, Adrienne M. Hammill, MD, PhD, Craig M. Johnson, DO, Brook Tlougan, MD, Francine Blei, MD, Mich ele David, MD, Ravindhra Elluru, MD, PhD, Ilona J. Frieden, MD, Sheila F.(More)
A growing body of literature has identified the association between neutrophilic dermatoses and multifocal, aseptic bone lesions in children, termed chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO). Classically, patients present with swelling, pain, and impaired mobility of the affected area, with skin lesions developing concurrently or in the future. Bone(More)
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a genetic disorder in which mutations in collagen VII, the main component of the anchoring fibril, lead to skin fragility and to the development of acute and chronic wounds. Wound care and dressing changes are an important part of the daily lives of individuals with RDEB. Ideal wound care should improve(More)
The first of this three-part series on water-related dermatoses involving the athlete will include sports occurring with the majority of time spent in the water. These sports include swimming, diving, scuba, snorkeling and water polo. Numerous authors have described dermatologic conditions commonly seen in swimmers. This series provides an updated and(More)
The second part of this three-part series on water-related dermatoses will discuss dermatologic conditions seen in athletes exposed to saltwater. The vast majority of the following dermatoses result from contact with organisms that inhabit saltwater, including bacteria, cnidarians, and echinoderms. This review also will include other dermatoses affecting(More)
IMPORTANCE Controversy exists regarding strategies for diagnosis and management of Spitz nevi, a type of melanocytic neoplasm that most often develops in children. OBJECTIVE To determine the beliefs, behaviors, and experiences of pediatric dermatologists with regard to Spitz nevi. DESIGN Anonymous web-based survey. SETTING Private and academic(More)
Despite their rarity, diseases of premature aging, or "progeroid" syndromes, have provided important insights into basic mechanisms that may underlie cancer and normal aging. In this review, we highlight these recent developments in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), Werner syndrome, Bloom syndrome, Cockayne syndrome, trichothiodystrophy,(More)
Each year in the United States over 80 million people participate in bat-and-ball sports, for example baseball and softball. Cricket, the world's second most popular sport, is enjoyed by hundreds of millions of participants in such countries as India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and(More)
Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) is a rare consumptive coagulopathy characterized by profound thrombocytopenia and hypofibrinogenemia occurring in association with the vascular tumors kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) and tufted angioma (TA). Treatment remains challenging without consensus on the optimal medical management. The authors compiled expert(More)