David A Kiken

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BACKGROUND White piedra is a fungal infection of the hair shaft caused by species of Trichosporon. Rarely has this infection been reported in the United States. Historically, infected individuals required shaving of their hair to achieve clearance of the infection. OBJECTIVE We sought to describe 8 cases of Trichosporon scalp infections seen in the(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition, characterized by itch (pruritus) and dryness (xerosis). AD lesions appear as pruritic red plaques that ooze when scratched. Children with AD are excessively sensitive to irritants such as scented products and dust due to their impaired skin barrier and skin immune responses. AD is(More)
A review of the literature of reported cases of contact dermatitis to a variety of natural herbal extracts is Presented. Natural extracts are commonly used ingredients in many cosmetic preparations and homeopathic remedies. Although the term natural botanical extracts inherently purports to have beneficial and benign properties, these extracts can cause(More)
Treatment options for children with atopic dermatitis (AD) include environmental modifications, corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, and some less frequently used alternative therapies. Treatment of AD is a multifaceted approach that requires avoidance of specific triggers and irritants, repair and maintenance of the stratum corneum, cessation of the(More)
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